Thomas Steger-Hartmann

PILLS-Project

Thomas Steger-Hatmann is a trained biologist, who received a M.Sc. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1989 and a Diploma from the University of Freiburg i.Br. in 1992. During his PhD work at the University Hospital Freiburg he developed trace analysis techniques and performed risk assessments for pharmaceuticals in surface waters.

He joined Bayer Schering Pharma (formerly Schering AG), Berlin in 1996 working in his first two years mainly on environmental risk assessment for pharmaceuticals. In 1998, Thomas established a new group for the early assessment of drug candidates, involving toxicogenomics, in silico and in vitro toxicology, which he headed until October 2003.

In 2004 he became Director of the Department Laboratory Diagnostics, Genetic Toxicology, Early and Mechanistic Toxicology, a function which comprises the in silico, in vitro and the environmental risk assessment activities of Nonclinical Drug Safety of Bayer Schering Pharma. Thomas is a Eurotox registered toxicologist.

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