Gianni De Fabritiis is ICREA research professor at the Master of bioinformatics for health sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona) and head of the Computational Biophysics group of the IMIM-UPF joint Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) within the new Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). He is author of more than 60 scientific articles. Founder and scientific adviser of the technology company Acellera focused on the use of GPUs in biotechnology. With a bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Bologna and a PhD in computational chemistry from Queen Mary, University of London, he also worked for the CINECA supercomputing in Italy and spent a three years postdoctoral period in London in the chemistry department at University College London and at University Pompeu Fabra as visiting professor. Currently, he manages the MultiscaleLab group and the distributed computing project GPUGRID.net and was appointed ICREA Research Professor in 2014.
Research interest of the group focuses on mesoscopic computational modeling and simulations mainly of biological systems. We attempt to solve new scientific problems by developing new methodologies, software and ideas for bridging between the atomistic scale (femtoseconds, nanometers) and the biological molecular scale (micro- to milli-seconds).