Our team

Principal investigator

Dr. Clara T. Schoeder

Curriculum vitae

since 2021 Junior Research Group Leader at Institute of Drug Discovery, Leipzig University Medical Faculty
2018-2021 Post-doc in the laboratories of Jens Meiler and James E. Crowe, Jr. (Vanderbilt University)
2013-2017 PhD in Pharmacy at University of  Bonn in the laboratory of Christa E. Müller and with the GRK1873 
2013 Licensed pharmacist
2007-2012 Study of Pharmacy at University of Kiel

contact: clara.schoeder[at]medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Post-doctoral fellows and staff

Kristina Vogel

Postdoctoral fellow (joined with Jens Meiler)
Structure-based drug development using NMR and ITC 

Christina Lange

Research assistant

Protein expression and purification, cloning, FACS


PhD students 

Lorenz Beckmann

Doctoral candidate (co-advised by Maik Tretbar)
drug discovery for OTU-proteases of emerging virusesstructure-based drug design

Max Beining

Doctoral candidate (co-advised by Jens Meiler)
developing new methods to design non-canonical amino acids in mini-proteins

Moritz Ertelt

Doctoral candidate (co-advised with Jens Meiler)
interested in designing sites for post-translational modifications (PTMs), AAV capsids and antibodies with machine learning and Rosetta

Sevilay Gulesen

Doctoral candidate (co-advised by Jens Meiler)DAAD-PhD-Scholar
new algorithms to identify B cell epitopes

Johannes Klier

Doctoral candidate  
design of mini-proteins and de novo proteinsdevelopment of new protein scaffolds using computational protein design


Johanna Moeller

Doctoral candidate 
TCR design and TCR-pMHC interactionspMHC binder designbiomolecular NMR 

Victoria Most

Doctoral candidate (co-advised by Jens Meiler)
interested in developing a computational and experimental pipeline for high-throughput characterization  of TCR-epitope binding and specificity

Master and diploma students

Current Master students

Vivian Haas (Biochemistry) Hannes Junker (Bioinformatics)Philip Schlegel (Chemistry)
Current Diploma StudentsMax Lingner (Pharmacy)

Jobs and Open Positions

We are currently searching for a Post-doctoral fellow and graduate student interested in rational vaccine design (together with the Schiffnerlab). 
We are always searching for interested Bachlor, Master and Diploma students in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology or related fields. 



Leipzig University Medical FacultyInstitute for Drug DiscoveryLiebigstr. 19D-04103 Leipzig