Damien Jeannerat was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1970. After graduation from the University of Geneva in chemistry and biochemistry in 1994, he entered a Ph.D. program in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) methodology under the supervision of Geoffrey Bodenhausen at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University in Tallahasse, Florida. In 1997 he completed his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Progress in Cross-Peak Structure Analysis in Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy" at the University of Lausanne. Since 1997 he works at the Organic Chemistry Department at the University of Geneva, first as a post doctoral student, and then, as an group leader financed by the State and the Swiss National Fund.
Since 2016, member of the Associate board of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry and editor of a special issue on "Software tools and tutorials in liquid-state NMR". Leader of the "NMReDATA initiative" aiming at defining a unified cross-platform and database-compatible file format for NMR data extracted from full-analyis of organic compounds.