Prof. 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 received a doctorate in biochemistry from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1994. He was also working as a postdoc in several research institutions 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). In 2010 he received an Adjunct Professorship at Goethe University, and in 2015 became a Fellow of the University of Tokyo. Prof. Schneider’s research activities focus on the development of methods for virtual screening, molecular de novo design and adaptive autonomous systems in drug research.
Dr. Jan A. Hiss is a staff scientist in the Computer-Assisted Drug Design group at ETH Zurich. He studied bioinformatics and received his doctoral degree from the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. During his post-doctoral studies at Goethe-University and ETH Zurich, he developed computational methods for analyzing peptide-membrane interaction. His current research focus is on nature-inspired algorithms and computer-assisted peptide design.