Vice-President for Digitalisation

Prof. Dr. Christoph Steinbeck
Christoph Steinbeck, Prof. Dr
Vice-President for Digitalisation
Portrait of Prof. Dr Christoph Steinbeck
Fürstengraben 27
07743 Jena


Scientific Background

  • Prof. Dr Steinbeck, born in 1966, studied chemistry and received his doctorate at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn.
  • From there he went to Tufts University in Boston for postdoctoral studies to investigate biomacromolecules with NMR methods (1996/1997).
  • He moved to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena in 1997 and habilitated in organic chemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena in 2003.
  • After leading a research group at the Cologne University Bioinformatics Center, he went to the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK, as Head of the Section of Chemical Informatics and Metabolism.
  • Since 2017, he has been Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Informatics and Chemometrics at Friedrich Schiller University.


Prof. Steinbeck's research group develops methods for the automatic structure elucidation of natural compounds as well as algorithms in chemical informatics and an infrastructure for research data management in chemistry.

Coordinated Research Programs

  • Since 2017: DFG Collaborative Research Centre ChemBioSys (head of INF project)
  • Since 2019: DFG Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse"
  • Since 2021: DFG Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva (co-lead INF project)

Administrative Experience

  • 2021 to 2022: Head of the Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Since 2017: Head of the Research Group for Cheminformatics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Since 2020: Spokesperson of the National Research Data Infrastructure for Chemistry (NFDI4Chem)
  • Since 2022: Vice-President for Digitalisation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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