Eva Freisinger studied Chemistry at the University of Dortmund, Germany, and conducted her Diploma Thesis in Bioinorganic Chemistry with Prof. Bernhard Lippert. In the same group she received her doctoral degree for the »Structural investigation of metal ion coordination to model nucleobases« with the aid of single crystal X-ray crystallography. Subsequently she worked for three years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Structural Biology group of Caroline Kisker at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, New York, USA, partly funded by a fellowship of the German Research Foundation. During her stay abroad, she got acquainted with macromolecular crystallography and the methods involved in protein over-expression, purification and characterization.
Since 2003, Eva Freisinger is heading a research group in the field of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (formerly the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She started there as an Oberassistent and held a SNSF Professorship from 2008-2014. After her habilitation entitled »Spectroscopic and structural investigations of plant metallothioneins« she continued as a Privatdozent and was promoted to Associate Professor for Bioinorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology in 2018.