Achim Kless studied chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Paris and Rostock and
received his Ph.D. in 1996. Following postdoctoral studies as a Humboldt fellow in computational organic
chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1999, he joined Grünenthal, where he was working in the department of Drug Discovery with
research focus on computational methods for membrane proteins and their application to drug design.
Later, he joined the department of translational science and intelligence where he is currently leading
the genetics team for clinical trials as well as the disease understanding team for CRPS.