The Team

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Enric Gibert, CEO and co-founder.

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 22 scientific publications and 19 filed patents and he was co-director of 3 PhD theses.

Javier Luque, CSO and co-founder.

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 71 based on Google Scholar and accumulates 12% of the official references of MOPAC (the open-source QM package).

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Enric Herrero, CTO and co-founder.

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 and he worked for 3 years at Intel in the fields of machine learning and hardware acceleration. Enric is a co-author in 7 scientific publications and 17 filed patents and he was co-director of 1 PhD thesis.

Oscar Rey, CMO.

Oscar holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry from Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) and an MBA degree from the same university. Oscar combines 10 years of experience in molecular modelling in academia and Spanish biotech companies in the fields of antibacterials, metabolic syndrome, and overactive bladder, among others, and 10 years of experience in business development in Europe and Middle East at Kern Pharma, Opko Health and Omnia Molecular. Oscar is co-author in 3 filed small-molecule patents.

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Javier Vàzquez, Senior Researcher.

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.

Alessandro Deplano, Senior Scientist and Project Leader.

Alessandro holds a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Cagliari and a Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the same university. Alessandro was a research visitor at the American University of Washington DC and did a post-doc at the University of Barcelona. Alessandro accumulates 4 years of experience in the fields of synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and computational chemistry. Alessandro is co-author in 17 chemistry publications.

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Albert Herrero, Senior Engineer.

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.

Fernando Martín, Business Development Manager.

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 3 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.

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ADVISORS

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Manel López, Advisor and co-founder.

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 Zamora, Advisor.

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.

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Joan Bigorra, Advisor.

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.