Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany・奈良先端大 データ駆動型サイエンス創造センター 客員教授)
Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger has studied chemistry and had positions at the University of Munich, Germany, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, University of California, Berkeley, USA and Technical University of Munich, Germany. In 1994 he moved to the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany where he co-founded the Computer-Chemie-Centrum. He is one of the initiators of Chemoinformatics in Germany and has produced more than 250 scientific publications in this field.
He has written in 1993 (together with Jure Zupan) a book on Neural Networks for Chemists – An Introduction (also translated into Japanese and Chinese language), and in 1999 a 2nd Edition Neural Networks in Chemistry and Drug Design. In 2003 he edited a Textbook on Chemoinformatics (translated into Japanese and Chinese language) and a four volume Handbook of Chemoinformatics. In April/May 2018 his two books (together with Thomas Engel) Chemoinformatics – Basic Concepts and Methods and Applied Chemoinformatics – Achievements and Future Opportunities will appear.
His work was recognized by several international awards including the Gmelin-Beilstein Medal of the German Chemical Society, Awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information, of the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry and of the Chemical Structure Association. He has been nominated Adjunct Professor of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, South Central University Changsha, Hunan, China, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China and of Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (in April 2018).