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chemist , researcher

Juergen Kurt Engel, German Chemist, researcher. Recipient Galileo Galilei silver medal 5th International Symposium in Platinum and Other Substances, Padua, Italy, Galenus-von Pergamon award,1995. Member German Chemical Society (Chairman, Board Of Directors medicinal chemistry section), German Pharmaceutical Society, International Society Heterocyclic Chemistry, New York Academy Science.


Engel, Juergen Kurt was born on August 31, 1945 in Gerbitz, Saxonia, Germany. Son of Kurt and Irmgard (Hastaedt) Engel.


Diploma in engineering, Naturwissenschaf-Technische Academy, Isny-Allgau, Federal Republic Germany, 1969. Diploma in chemistry, Technology University Braunschweig, Federal Republic Germany, 1972. Doctor Natural Sciences, Technology University Braunschweig, Federal Republic Germany, 1975.

Habilitation in Pharmacy, University Regensburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1985.


Laboratory leader pharmaceutical division Degussa, Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1976-1980, head research coordination Federal Republic Germany, 1980-1987, head medicinal chemistry synthesis Federal Republic Germany, 1982-1987, head chemical research Federal Republic Germany, 1984-1987. Head chemical and pharmaceutical Research and Development American Seed Trade Association Medica AG subsidiary, 1987-1993, head research and development, vice president, 1993-2000. Professor school pharmacy University Regensburg, since 1990.

Professor Technology University, Dresden, Germany, since 1993. Chief Executive Officer Zentaris AG, Frankfurt, 2001—2002. Managing director Aeterna Zentaris GmbH, since 2003.

Board directors Aeterna Zentaris Inc., Quebec, Canada, 2003—2006, executive vice president, Quebec, Canada.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


Member of German Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (advisory board), International Society Heterocyclic Chemistry, German Pharmaceutical Society, German Chemical Society (chairman board directors medicinal chemistry section).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: literature, history.


Married Rita Busset, January 7, l972. Children: Joerg Bernhard, Kirsten Rita.

Kurt Engel

Irmgard (Hastaedt) Engel

Rita Busset

Joerg Bernhard Engel

Kirsten Rita Engel