Adriano Rutz is a pharmacist. After working in the analytical research laboratory and R&D department of Tradall SA (Bacardi Group), he obtained his PhD in phytochemistry at the University of Geneva. An advocate of open science and open data, he is the proud author of the LOTUS initiative, a new way of sharing knowledge in natural products research. He is currently developing open computational tools and mass spectrometry-based strategies to better understand the chemistry of living organisms.


Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zürich (2022 - present)

Computational metabolomics at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology.

Research & Teaching Assistant, UNIGE (2017 - 2022)

Development of LC-HRMS/MS based approaches for comprehensive composition assessment of complex plant extracts.
In depth annotation using Spectral Networking. Plant metabolomics.
Teaching activities with Bachelor and Master students.
Maintenance and optimization of analytical instruments (LC).

Junior Research Chemist, Tradall (2016 - 2017)

Working in analytical research and Research & Development laboratories following ISO norms.
New products development, analytical and sensory characterization.
In depth analysis of impact compounds, compounds evolution understanding.
Maintenance and optimization of analytical instruments (GC).

Assistant Pharmacist, Pharmacie de la Terrassière (2015 - 2016)

Internship in the frame of Master’s degree.


Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNIGE (2017 - 2022)

Thesis entitled « Integrative Analytical and Computational Strategies for Qualitative and Semi-quantitative Plant Metabolome Characterization »

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNIGE (2011 - 2016)

Mention « excellent » for Master’s thesis « GC chiral separation of main enantiomeric compounds as a tool of Quality Control of some botanicals and related specific final product »



Scientific contribution