János Fischer


Senior research scientist at Richter Plc. (Budapest, Hungary).

He received his education in Hungary with M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry at Eotvos University of Budapest with Professor A. Kucsman.

Between 1976-78, he was a Humboldt fellow at the University of Bonn with Professor W. Steglich. He has worked at Richter Plc. since 1981 where he participated in the research and development of leading cardiovascular drugs in Hungary. His main current interest is analogue-based drug discovery.

He is author of some 100 patents and scientific publications, and editor of the book series „Successful Drug Discovery” at Wiley-VCH. Since 2014 he is Chair of the IUPAC Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Development. He received an honorary professorship at the Technical University of Budapest.