Christa E. Müller completed her PhD studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry in 1988 followed by a postdoctoral stay at the NIH (Bethesda, MD, USA). After her return to Tübingen she completed her habilitation and became Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1994.
Since 1998 she holds a Full Professorship at the University of Bonn, Germany. From 2001-2004 and from 2010-2015 she served as Vice-Rector of Bonn University. She serves as Associate Editor for RSC Medicinal Chemistry, and as a member of several Scientific and Editorial Boards of other scientific journals. She has published more than 450 scientific papers including patents.
Among several other prizes, she received the Nauta Award for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology by the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) in 2018, and in 2019, she received the Tony Holy Lecture Award in Prague (Czech Republic).