Gerrit Jürjens studied chemistry at the University of Hannover. He received his doctorate under supervision of Andreas Kirschning in 2014. He then joined the newly started Sanofi-Fraunhofer Natural Product Center of Excellence for design of innovative antibiotics. In 2016, he joined the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry at Helmholtz Zentrum München as a department head for infection research. His research interests comprise discovery and optimization of novel gram negative antibiotics, as well as exploration of innovative transport co9ncepts for antibiotics.