A/Prof. Christoph Nitsche

Christoph grew up in Anklam, Germany. He studied chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) and business administration (MBA) and completed his PhD at Heidelberg University (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2014. His undergraduate studies and PhD project were both supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. In 2015, Christoph was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra from 2015 to 2018. After a short period as Rising Star Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, he received an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (2019) to return to the ANU where he was appointed Senior Lecturer (2020) and promoted to Associate Professor (2023). He was the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship in 2022.


  • Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (2023)
  • Australian Research Award for Medicinal Chemistry (2023)
  • Peter Schwerdtfeger Award (2022)
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2022)
  • John Wade Early Career Researcher Award (2022)
  • ARC DECRA (2019)
  • Rising Star Fellowship (2018)
  • Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship  (2015)
  • PhD Prize for Medicinal Chemistry (2015)