Mike Lynch Award 2011: Engelbert Zass

Elgelbert Zass

This news article was reprinted using content and images from 2012 issues of the CSA Trust Newsletter (Issue 19, page 1, 12-17).

Dr. Engelbert Zass is head of the Chemistry Biology Pharmacy Information Center of ETH Zurich. An organic chemist by training, he specialized in chemical information after receiving his Ph.D. in 1977, and collected more than 30 years experience in searching, operating and designing chemistry databases, as well as in support, training and education of users of chemical information. He has given numerous lectures and courses in Europe and the U.S., is author of more than 60 papers on chemical information and served on several advisory boards. From 1999 till 2004, he was partner in the BMBF Project “Vernetztes Studium – Chemie”, where he was engaged in the design of multimedia educational material for chemical information. Present activities include organization of information services and user support as well as teaching chemical information courses at ETH Zurich and the University of Berne. He has been selected to receive in 2011 the CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award for his lifetime work in education, research and development activities that facilitate the storage, processing and retrieval of chemical information.

Read “Corner of a magic triangle,” Martin Brändle’s interview of Engelbert Zass after Bert received the Mike Lynch Award (CSA Trust Newsletter, Issue 19, page 12-17).

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