Sereina Riniker

Prof. Dr. Sereina Riniker


Associate Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 42 39
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 632 43 01
ORCID: 0000-0003-1893-4031


ETH Zürich
Sereina Riniker
Inst. Mol. Phys. Wiss.
HCI  G 225
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich

Organisations Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
Research Field

Her research focuses on the development of methods and software for molecular dynamics simulations and cheminformatics, to gain insights into challenging biological and chemical questions.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Sereina Riniker is currently Associate Professor of Computational Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences. In June 2014, she came as Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track) to ETH Zurich, and was promoted in April 2020 to Associate Professor.

She was born in Switzerland in 1985. In 2008, she completed her Master’s degree in chemistry at ETH Zurich. After an internship in the research department of Givaudan AG and a research stay at the University of California Berkeley, she returned in 2009 to ETH Zurich to obtain a PhD in molecular dynamics simulations. From 2012 to 2014, she held a postdoctoral position in cheminformatics at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Basel and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ETH Latsis Prize, Fondation Latsis Internationale
OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, American Chemical Society (ACS)
Silver Jubilee Award, Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS)
Ewald-Wicke Prize, German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry
Teach-Discover-Treat challenge 2014 – 1st place, OpenEye award
ETH medal for the doctoral thesis
IBM Research Prize for Computer Modelling and Simulations in Chemistry, Biology and Material Sciences for the Master thesis
Oskar Jeger scholarship, ETH Zurich (2007/2008)
Course Catalogue
529-0060-00L MPS Colloquium
529-0460-00L Computer Simulation
529-0483-00L Statistical Physics and Computer Simulation
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