Jordi Mestres

Jordi Mestres is the head of the Systems Pharmacology group of the IMIM-UPF joint Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) and associate professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Spain). He holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Girona. After a post-doctoral stay at Pharmacia&Upjohn in Kalamazoo (Michigan, USA), in 1997 he joined the Molecular Design & Informatics department at N.V. Organon in Oss (The Netherlands) and in 2000 he was appointed Head of Computational Medicinal Chemistry at Organon Laboratories in Newhouse (Scotland, UK). In 2003, he took on his current position as Head of the Research Group on Systems Pharmacology, within the GRIB Research Programme at the IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute in Barcelona. He is also Associate Professor at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF). In 2006, he founded Chemotargets as a spin-off company of his group. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Corwin Hansch Award from the QSAR and Modelling Society and the 2007 Technology Transfer Award from the UPF. His current research interests focus on the development of systems approaches to precision medicine. He is the author of over 140 publications, 9 patents among them. Since March 2006, he is the CEO of the spin-off Chemotargets which offers validated and cutting-edge computational methodologies with top market predictive performance.

Research interests

His research interests focus on the use and development of computational approaches to integrate chemical, biological, and phenotypic spaces and their application to systems chemical biology and drug discovery.

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