About WMT

About WMT

WMT has ambitious goals: We want to change the landscape of cancer treatment!

In our efforts to find new drugs we focus on small molecule therapeutics. Why? Because small molecules allow for nearly unlimited options for combinations with other drugs.

And secondly, we think that selecting the right drug targets is key to success in cancer therapy.

  1. By targeting Myc through dual inhibition of CDK-9 and G9a, we address one of the master drivers of cancerous growth.
  2. With our LXR agonist program we want to reduce MDSCs, an immune cell-type that renders many solid tumors immune-excluded. Reducing MDSCs by LXR agonists would be a prerequisite to getting existing T-cell targeted therapies such as checkpoint inhibitors or CAR-T-cell therapies to work in many solid cancers.
  3. Our Pirin/NF-kappaB inhibitor program is a novel and unique approach to inhibit the central switch at the cross roads of inflammation and proliferation. This has various applications in viral infections and sepsis, chronic inflammation as well as in certain cancers.

Our mission is to translate science into new medicines by tightly integrating our deep expertise in biology, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry to come up with best in class medicines.

We are scientists and entrepreneurs and we are ambitious to make a real contribution in cancer pharmacotherapy for the benefit of patients and society.

Who we are

Yves Guillerment

Yves Guillermet

Chief Excutive Officer of WMT

Yves has more than 25 years experience in general management with increasing responsibilities in human resources, controlling and finance, project management and consulting…

Dr. George Reid

Director Drug Discovery Biology

George has more than 25 years experience in academic research as well as in applied drug discovery. He spent long years at the EMBL and as group leader at the IMB in Mainz…

Dr. Christoph Steeneck

Dr. Christoph Steeneck

Director Medicinal Chemistry

Christoph has a diploma and a PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry. He has 19 years industry experience in drug discovery and during his professional career at Alantos and at Phenex (from 2009 to 2020) he has contributed…

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