CSO & Co-founder
Have you studied computer science, computer engineering, biofinformatics, computational chemistry or medicinal chemistry?
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Do you enjoy team working, innovation and challenging the status quo?
Are you looking for an industrial PhD degree on computer science or computational chemistry?
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Enric holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and an Executive General Management Program degree from IESE Business School. Enric was a research visitor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and he worked for 10 years at Intel, where he led international teams from Israel, Germany, the United States and Spain in the fields of High-Performance Computing and Hardware/Software co-design. Enric is a co-author in 25 scientific publications and 20 filed patents and he was co-director of 3 PhD theses. Enric is co-founder and CEO of Pharmacelera.
Javier is a full-time professor at the University of Barcelona (UB), where he leads the Computational Biology and Drug Design (CBDD) research group, and he has a broad expertise in computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry and Computer-Aided Drug Design software. Javier has authored more than 400 publications that have been referenced more than 15,000 times, has an h-index of 72 based on Google Scholar and accumulates 12% of the official references of MOPAC (the open-source QM package).
Enric holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), where he obtained the UPC Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis. Enric was a research visitor at the University of California at San Diego. He is a co-founder of Pharmacelera and leads the Research & Development efforts. Prior to that, he worked at Intel in machine learning and hardware acceleration. Enric is a co-author in 14 scientific publications and 17 patents and has been co-director of 1 PhD thesis.
Greta holds a Business degree form Univeristat de Barcelona and Financial Management and Controlling postgraduate courses from UPF Barcelona School of Management. Greta accumulates more than 10 years of experience in finance management positions, focusing the last 6 years in Biotech and SaaS companies.
Rémy has over 30 years of experience in Sales and Business Development across various industries. He has experience in positioning and selling Computational Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry, ADME, Tox, Biology, Scale-up chemistry products and services. His areas of expertise include Providing effective sales techniques for Products & Services; Developing sales strategies; Nurturing and developing collaborative projects; Scientific Support to sales organisations; Transversal interaction with Product Marketing and R&D teams; Interaction with various customers (researchers from the pharma, biotech, academic and government teams) and Team Management.
He has published several articles in Computational Chemistry, and has co-edited two books (pharmacophores, data mining).
Prior to joining Pharmacelera, Rémy was associated with Jubilant Biosys as Senior Director Business Development for Discovery Services in Europe. Prior to Jubilant Biosys, he was associated with companies like Sai Life Sciences, BioAscent Discovery Ltd, Prestwick Chemicals, Thomson Reuters, Accelrys, etc.
He holds a Pharmacy degree and a Ph.D (Medicinal Chemistry) from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.
Fernando holds a PhD degree in Computational Chemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and he did a post-doc in the NMR unit of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan applying molecular modelling techniques to epigenetic diseases. Fernando accumulates 5 years of experience in business development and product management in technology companies in the area of drug discovery. Fernando is co-author in 7 publications.
Ana holds a Pharmacy degree, a specialization in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Computational Toxicology from Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She accumulates 6 years of experience in the development and application of computational methods for toxicity evaluation. Ana has published 6 scientific articles in Computational Chemistry and Drug Discovery. Ana has experience working in business development within the drug discovery ecosystem.
Javier holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). His thesis was co-directed by Professor Javier Luque and Enric Herrero. Javier accumulates 6 years of experience in computational chemistry and molecular modelling and he has been an active contributor to the development of PharmScreen and PharmQSAR since he joined the company. Javier is co-author in 3 chemistry publications and 1 patent.
Albert holds a Computer Science degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), a MSc in Software Engineering from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and a MSc in Computational Engineering and Mathematics from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). Albert accumulates more than 10 years of experience in software development and High-Performance Computing. Albert is co-author in 1 publication.
Minyi holds a PhD in Chemical Biology from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIOC) and she did a post-doc at the University of Barcelona (UB). Minyi accumulates 5 years of experience in the theoretical study and practical application of structure-based drug design. Minyi is co-author in 8 publications.
Tiziana obtained her PhD in Food Science and Technology with mention of excellence at the University of Parma (Italy) with a thesis focused on the application of computational techniques to food-related topics. During this period, she also contributed to the early development of QM-derived descriptors implemented in the PharmQSAR software. She accumulated 8 years of experience in computational chemistry and drug discovery working in academia. She was postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Biology and Drug Design research group at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the Spanish National Research Council (CIB-CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). She was also invited researcher at the University of Bristol (UK). She co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed papers.
Marc holds a Higher-Level Training Cycle in telecommunications and is finishing a degree of Telematic Engineering from La Salle University. He brings more than six years of experience in Front-End and Back-End development in big Banking applications and e-commerce applications, those companies are among the most important Spanish companies.
Brian holds a Chemistry Degree from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a MSc in Bioinformatics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He accumulates more than 2 years of experience in molecular simulations and computational chemistry. At Pharmacelera, Brian is developing his PhD in Computational Chemistry under the direction of Dr. Javier Vázquez and Prof. Jana Selent (IMIM). Brian is co-author in 5 scientific publications.
Carol holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Science and Technology from University of Balearic Islands (UIB), awarded as Outstanding PhD Thesis. During her PhD, she was a research visitor at University of Barcelona, Catalan Institute of Chemical Research (Tarragona) and Sheffield University. Carol performed several post-doctoral stays at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Barcelona (UB) and University College London (UCL), in the latest as a Marie Curie Fellow. Now, she is a lecturer professor at the University of Barcelona (UB), joining the Computational Biology and Drug Design (CBDD) research group. She has experience in computational chemistry and drug discovery, with a high expertise in the use of a wide variety of computational techniques. Carol has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications that have been referenced more than 2,000 times, and has an h-index of 24 based on Google Scholar.
Alex is a last-year student of Computer Science degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). At Pharmacelera, Alex is developing his bachelor’s thesis and working in the backend.
Anna is currently studying a double degree in Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Barcelona. At Pharmacelera Anna joined the business and development team to work with them and gain experience in this field. She is really interested in chemistry.
Woody Sherman holds a Ph.D. in computational chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During graduate school he founded MolySym, an educational technology company focused on designing human-computer interfaces to improve physical science learning. He also worked at Biogen where he applied novel computational methods for antibody affinity optimization, culminating in a patent and publications. He joined Schrödinger in 2004 where he spent more than 12 years developing and applying advanced computational methods used at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies throughout the world. As vice president and global head of applications sciences at Schrodinger, Woody led many of the breakthrough projects, including Induced Fit Docking, WaterMap, High-Throughput Virtual Screening, Protein Preparation Wizard, and FEP+. Woody is a key opinion leader in molecular simulations, computer-aided drug design and high-performance computing. He has co-authored more than 80 publications in several fields of computational chemistry and drug discovery. Woody is currently the chief scientific officer at Silicon Therapeutics and an adjunct professor in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Mariana holds a PhD in Chemistry from Universidad de Santiago de Chile and she later performed post-doc stays at the University of Durham and Universität Konstanz working on Quantum Mechanics. Mariana is an experienced multilingual and multicultural entrepreneur and manager in the software and scientific industries. She accumulates 25 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development in the Life and Materials Science sector in companies such as Accelrys (now DS Biovia), Perkin Elmer, Dotmatics and Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD). She also serves as advisor and member of the board in several life science companies.
Manel holds a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Modelling from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a Master Degree in Organic Chemistry from the same university. Manel accumulates more than 25 years of industrial experience in the fields of molecular modelling, medicinal and organic chemistry and drug discovery. He worked for 22 years in Almirall and he is now the head of Computational Chemistry at AB Science. Manel is co-author in one patent and in 26 scientific publications.
Albert holds a Pharmacy degree from Universitat de Barcelona (UB), an MBA from EADA Business School and a Stanford School of Business and ESADE Business School degree on Corporate Social Responsibility. Albert accumulates 18 years of experience in business development, technology transfer, marketing and entrepreneurship in the areas of biotechnology, medical devices, digital health and drug discovery in Barcelona and Silicon Valley. He has raised more than 10M euros in his different roles and has served as mentor and board member in more than 10 start-ups.
Joan holds a degree in Medicine from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), a Management Degree from IESE Business School, a Business and Finance degree from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in Biomedicine, Biotechnology and EU Law from UNED. He currently is the Director of Innovation at Hospital Clínic and the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). Joan is an internationally recognized person in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, working for 10 years as Medical Director at Bayer and 11 years as Director at Novartis.
Albert has over 30 years expertise in the drug discovery and chemical development of anti-infectives and CNS and pain/inflammation modulators. He holds a PhD in chemistry for the Max Planck in Germany. Before founding the start-up Abac Therapeutics where he participated in the raise of 16m€ in a series-A round, he served at Ferrer, Ciba-Geigy and Menarini, where he was co-discoverer of the marketed analgesic Enantyum©. At Ferrer he was co-discoverer of the topic quinolone antibiotic Ozanex© /Xepi©, and the CNS drug Lorediplon© in clinical development for the treatment of transient insomnia. He is the author of over 55 peer reviewed articles and of 35 issued patents and serves as scientific advisor and member of the board in 2 start-ups.
Pau is a private investor in health and real estate companies and at the same time he develops consultancy projects for Adequita, a boutique advisory and venture building firm with international expertise to deliver value creating projects. He has successfully created product portfolios in the area of Consumer Health market, entered and developed new international markets, building value companies through brands. He is an expert in Strategical Marketing and “Open Innovation” processes. Pau has served as CEO of Laboratorios Diafarm more than 20 years, and an as active member in several boards of directors in pharma companies (Bioiberica and Impex Quimica). Before, he held executive positions at Procter&Gamble and PriceWaterhouse.