Schneider, Gisbert, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Gisbert Schneider

Prof. Dr. Gisbert Schneider

Inst. f. Pharmazeutische Wiss. 

HCI  H 411 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Gisbert Schneider’s research activities focus on the development of methods for virtual screening, molecular de novo design and adaptive autonomous systems in drug research.

Curriculum Vitae

Gisbert Schneider has been Full Professor of Computer-Assisted Drug Design at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences since 2010.

He was born in Fulda, Germany, in 1965.

He completed his degree in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in 1991 and also studied medicine and computer science. He received a doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1994 before working as a postdoc at the Benjamin Franklin University Clinic, Berlin, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany, until 1997. He then spent five years working as a scientific specialist in industrial research at Hoffmann – La Roche Ltd.

In 2000, he received the venia legendi for biochemistry and bioinformatics from the University of Freiburg, Germany. From 2002 to 2009, Gisbert Schneider worked as a full professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (Beilstein Endowed Chair for Chem- and Bioinformatics).


Year Distinction
2015 Fellow of The University of Tokyo (honorary title), The University of Tokyo, Japan
2015 Tour Lecturer of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, UK
2014 "Highly Cited Researcher" (Thomson Reuters)
2010 Appointed Adjunct Professor (honorary title), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Visiting professor at the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
2006 “Professor of the Year” in the category of sciences and medicine, national award, Germany

Mr Prof. Dr. Gisbert Schneider is the winner of a «Golden Owl», a prize awarded by students at ETH Zurich in recognition of outstanding faculty teaching.

The «The Golden Owl» website 

Additional information

Professor Schneider holds six patents.

Course Catalogue

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