Dr. Ezequiel Panepucci

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

The second of four sons, Ezequiel (a.k.a. Zac) grew up in Brazil often amusing themselves at their dad's NMR laboratory at the Physics and Chemistry Institute at the University of São Paulo from where they would eventually graduate with a Chemistry degree. Zac went on to carry out a PhD with Prof. Glaucius Oliva co-directed with Dr. Jorge Navaza. After completing their PhD, Zac continued his career as a Scientific Software developer and Systems Administrator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory of Prof. Axel Brunger at Yale University which later ended up relocating to Stanford University. 

Yearning for a different challenge Zac moved to Paris to work as post-doctoral fellow at the group of Dr. Pedro Alzari at the Pasteur Institute. It was at the Pasteur Institute that they came to learn about the outstanding protein crystallography beamlines at the Swiss Light Source and as life would have it, this came to be the place where Zac would find their true calling as a software developer for the Macromolecular Crystallography beamlines.

🏳️‍⚧️🌈 As of 2021, Zac has realized they're a non-binary person ⚥ who really enjoys jumping from pronoun to pronoun, you're welcome to address/refer-to me by either the gender neutral they/them pronouns, she/her, or  (if absolutely necessary) he/him.

To this day Zac can be seen scurrying around from beamline to beamline, in very fashionable skirts and nail polish, ensuring our guest scientists have a productive and pleasant experience while carrying out bleeding edge research.

  • development of data acquisition software
  • development of the user interface for our data acquisition software
  • user support; making sure our users have a productive and satisfying experience at our beamlines