Clara Christ is heading the computational molecular design group within the recently established Digital Technologies Department at Bayer AG in Berlin. Prior to taking over the lead she worked as a computational chemist where her research was focused on drug design in the therapy area oncology. Besides giving computational chemistry support in all stages of research projects she has been working on improved methods in the areas of de novo design, structure property analysis, and binding affinity prediction. She holds a MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) degree in chemistry from ETH Zürich. During her PhD with Wilfred van Gunsteren she has developed a method to calculate multiple free energy differences from a single simulation.