Gianni De Fabritiis

Gianni De Fabritiis was appointed ICREA research professor at the at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2014. 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 leads the Computational Science research group of the GRIB, dedicated to computational science in biomedicine and machine learning, and the distributed computing project  He is author of more than 100 scientific articles and also assistant professor at the MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences of the UPF. Founder and scientific advisor of the technology company Acellera since 2006, focused on the use of GPUs in biotechnology and actively involved in research and development. Acellera supports applied research for the development of biomedical simulation methods via agreements with academic institutions.

Research interests

The group research interests are rooted in application of computation to solve real world problems. Specifically, they develop new methods and algorithms and apply them to computational chemistry, drug design, protein folding, etc. The group and the spin-off company Acellera, has collaborated with major industries worldwide like Sony, Nvidia, HTC mobile, UCB, Pfizer, etc.

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