Jeannine obtained her PhD in 2016 from the University of Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Gilles Gasser, where she first committed to fight parasitic diseases. She designed, synthesised and evaluated a range metal-based molecules to find cures for various parasitic worm infections that are an immersive threat to humans and livestock. 

Determined to continue finding new solutions against infectious diseases, Jeannine secured a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship to join the research group of Prof. Chris Abell at the University of Cambridge, where she focussed on structural guided drug design to find cures for Tuberculosis (TB). In 2018, Jeannine was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to continue her projects but also to focus on alternative antimicrobial agents using fragment-based drug discovery approaches. 

In 2021, Jeannine joins the Francis Crick Institute and King’s College London as a Group Leader and Lecturer to further pursue her passion to fight infectious diseases. In the newly established Biological Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, her group will focus on the development of rationally designed metal-based antimicrobials.

Qualifications and history

2011
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Master of Science in Chemistry
2016
University of Zurich, Switzerland
PhD in Chemistry
2016
University of Cambridge, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship
2018
University of Cambridge, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
2021
Francis Crick Institute and King's College London
Group Leader and Lecturer