Markus Kossner completed his studies in pharmaceutical sciences in 2006, obtaining a Pharmacist license. Later in 2006, he embarked on graduate studies at TU Braunschweig. Under Prof. Dr. Knut Baumann, Markus focused his research and thesis on protease drug discovery and virtual screening techniques. He received his Ph.D. in 2010, after which he worked as an Application Scientist at Chemical Computing Group, Germany. Markus is now a Scientific Services Manager based at CCG in Kln.