About us

Dr. Oliver Renn

Oliver Renn joined the ETH Zurich in September 2012 as Head of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center. He grew up in the Black Forest and studied chemistry in Munich and Freiburg. After his PhD in bioinorganic Chemistry in 1990 at the University of Dortmund he continued working in cancer research at the University of California at Davis. Further steps of his academic career include a position at the ETH Zurich. In 1996, he left academia and went into publishing, lastly as a Publishing Director at Bertelsmann-Springer in Munich. In 2002 he joined the management board of “Oncology World”, a start-up company focusing on knowledge management and discovery in oncology, and from 2003 to 2012 he headed the Scientific Information Center of the Boehringer Ingelheim, a major pharma company.


Head, Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center

  • Consulting databases and knowledge Management
  • Copyright-related questions
  • Education & training initiatives
  • Marketing and communications ICBP
  • Editor and publisher of the Magazine Infozine
  • Liaison between publishers and information providers and the Info Center



+41 44 632 29 64


HCI J 57.5




List of Publications

Dr. Leo Betschart

Leo Betschart joined the Information Center in September 2018 as an Information Consultant Chemistry. Originally from central Switzerland, he spent his undergraduate years at ETH Zürich with a focus on organic and bioorganic chemistry. After a masters thesis project at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and a traineeship in medicinal chemistry at Novartis in Basel, he returned to ETH Zurich for a doctoral degree in natural product synthesis. Afterwards, he set out to do postdoctoral reasearch at UBC in Vancouver and was involved in a project at the interface of carbohydrate chemistry, enzyme kinetics and chemical biology. He has a broad background of IT-Tools from the prespective of synthetic chemist.

PositionInformation Consultant Chemistry
  • Consulting Chemical Information Solutions and Databases
  • Contact for Chemistry Databases and Tools
  • Contact for Electronic Lab Notebooks
  • Education & Training
  • Development of Novel Information Retrieval Solutions
  • Collection Management and Development (Organic Chemistry)
Phone:+41 44 632 38 50
Room:HCI J 57.6
Web Profile:LinkedIn
Publications:List of Publications


Dr. Jozica Dolenc

Jozica Dolenc joined the Information Center in September 2013 as an Information Consultant Chemistry. She received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jozica Dolenc first joined ETH Zurich in 2004 as an exchange PhD student and in 2006 as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. W. F. van Gunsteren specializing on biomolecular simulations. Since 2012, she has been a Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at the ETH Zurich.

Position:Information Consultant Chemistry
  • Consulting, Chemical Information Solutions and Databases
  • Contact for Chemistry Databases
  • Education & Training (Chemistry)
  • Collection Management and Development (Chemistry)


Phone:+41 44 632 29 48
Room:HCI J 57.4
Publications:List of Publications


Regula Furegati, Pharmazeutin ETH

Regula Furegati joined the Information Center as an Information Consultant for Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2012. Born in Zurich, she studied pharmacy at the ETH Zürich after she had received her Matura Type A. After some years in public and hospital pharmacies as well as teaching at a professional school she again joined ETH Zürich, where she is involved in training activities for scientists who work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position:Information Consultant Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Consulting Pharmaceutical Information Solutions and Databases
  • Contact for Pharmaceutical Sciences Databases
  • Education & Training (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Collection Management and Development (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Phone:+41 44 633 65 71
Room:HCI H 5.1
Web profile:LinkedIn


Pascal Hauenstein

Pascal Hauenstein joined the Information Center in March 2014 as an Information and Documentation professional. He grew up in Geneva and made an apprenticeship as a bookseller. He studied at the University of Applied Science in Geneva (HEG), received a Bachelor of Science in Information Studies in 2003 and worked in the Library of the Chemistry Department of the University of Geneva. After a one semester language stay in Berlin in 2005, he worked for several years in the City Library of Geneva and until 2013 as a Library Director of a school library. In the end of 2013 he moved with his family to Zürich, place of origin of his wife, where he incorporated quickly.

Position:Information and documentation specialist FH Bachelor's degree
  • Support at the Infodesk
  • Vocational Trainer I & D
  • Layout of the information brochure and the new acquisition posters
  • Cataloguing of media in CLICAPS and NEBIS
  • Acquisition of media (books etc.)
Phone:+41 44 633049095

HCI H 5.3


Dina Idrizovic

In July 2018, Dina Idrizovic completed her 3-year apprentice training in information and documentation at the Information Center. After that, she went to the Swiss capital. For a little more than a year, she worked in the magazines service center at University Library of Bern, focusing on print journal administration. In November 2019, she returned to the Information Center as an Information Professional, mainly working at the Infodesk.

Position:Fachfrau I + D
  • Infodesk
  • Cataloguing of media in CLICAPS and NEBIS
  • Acquisition of media (books etc.)
Phone:+41 44 633 68 82
Room:HCI G 5.3


Dr. Dennis Özcelik

Dennis Özcelik joined the Info Center at the end of 2019 as Information Consultant Life Sciences. He completed his studies of biology with a focus on immunology and virology at the University of Tübingen, and a ‘Diplomarbeit’ in biochemistry at the University of Michigan. After a research stay in HIV epidemiology in the Netherlands, he obtained his Ph.D. in protein biochemistry and structural biology at ETH Zurich. After graduating, he conducted research in molecular cell biology and chemical biology at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa and the National Research Council of Canada. Afterwards, he started a position in drug development and neuroscience in Denmark. He commands in-depth and broad knowledge in molecular, chemical and medical life sciences, is an experienced user of the programming language R, and he completed a formal education as Medical Writer. 

PositionInformation Consultant Life Sciences
  • Consultant for information solutions for the Life Sciences
  • Contact for databases, tools and software for the Life Sciences
  • Education and Training
  • Collection Management and Development Life Sciences
Telefon:+41 44 632 31 59
Raum:HCI H 5.2


Dr. Maria Pechlaner

Maria Pechlaner joined the Information Center in August 2017 as IT Coordinator. Born in Innsbruck, she studied Molecular Biology with a focus on Structural Biology at the University of Vienna. From 2008 to 2013 she earned her doctorate in biomolecular NMR at the University of Zurich before moving back to Vienna for a postdoc doing molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules. In 2017 she returned to Zurich to join the Information Center.


IT coordinator and research associate

  • Operation, maintenance and development of the IT infrastructure of the Info Center
  • Management of IT projects
  • Database servers
  • Representation of the Info Center in informatics councils
  • Consulting, Chemical Information Solutions and Databases
Phone:+41 44 633 42 85

HCI H 5.4


Inge Vetsch

Inge Vetsch joined the Information Center already in 1995 as an information professional. She grew up in the Eastern part of Switzerland and in Zurich and, after professional training as a retail bookseller, she studied ethnology and sociology at the University of Zurich. After several years in the publishing and other businesses she moved into the library world. She is passionate about educating young people to be skilled and versatile professionals.


Fachfrau I & D

  • Infodesk
  • Cataloguing of media in CLICAPS and NEBIS
  • Acquisition of Media (books etc.)
  • Assistant to the Head Info Center
Phone:+41 44 633 69 25
Room:HCI J 57.3