Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mag. pharm. Gerhard Ecker
University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences
Gerhard Ecker is a Professor for Pharmacoinformatics and Head of the Pharmacoinformatics Research Group at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna. He also coordinates the research focus “Computational Life Sciences” of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Gerhard received his doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Vienna and performed his post-doctoral training at the group of J. Seydel in Borstel (Germany). He has published more than 100 articles related to SAR and QSAR studies on P-glycoprotein and other transporters and antitargets. His main scientific interests include pharmacoinformatic approaches to target drug efflux pumps, in silico screening methods for promiscuous targets and antitargets, and non-linear methods in drug design.
Gerhard was vice-chair of the Senate of the University of Vienna 2006 – 2009, he is currently vice-president of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society and President of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. From Oct 1st 2009 on he holds a position as full professor for pharmacoinformatics at the University of Vienna.