Directors

Dr. Dirk Neumann (CEO and CRO at Scientific Consilience) holds a diploma in chemistry and a doctoral degree in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.). Always interested in interdisciplinary research, he pursued his doctoral studies in the department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (Saarland University) with a focus on assessing the lectin-carbohydrate interaction by performing both cell culture experiments and molecular modelling.
After a short term as postdoc at the Center for Bioinformatics, Saar (CBI) he became the leader of the independent junior research group Drug Transport at the CBI. In this prolific and highly interdisciplinary environment, his group addressed a variety of scientific challenges including improved algorithms for flexible protein-ligand docking, fast modelling of transport into and through human skin, and the design of modern drug carrier systems.
Following his more than six years at the CBI, he worked as a freelance scientific consultant before Scientific Consilience was launched.
Dr. Neumann has been reviewer for several journals including Skin Pharmacology and Phyisiology, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceuticsand Molecular Informatics.
At the University of Bonn, Dr. Neumann teaches Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Pharmaceutical Scientists.


Dr. Alexander Rurainski (CEO at Scientific Consilience) studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University and holds a doctoral degree in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) and certificates for project management and business administration.
Parallel to his doctoral studies at the Center for Bioinformatics, Saar (CBI), with emphasis on mathematical modelling and optimization, he focused on coordinating projects and economic aspects. His scientific work covers efficient data structures, numerical analysis, molecular force fields, machine learning, regulatory networks, and highly parallel software on multicore processors as well as on graphics processing units. In his curriculum vitae employers like the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics appear together with other jobs in free economy. During his time as research assistant at Saarland University, he has been a deputy member of the university's scientific committee and member of the CBI counsil as representative of the scientific staff.