We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jordi Mestres as head of the new Chemogenomics Laboratory at the Research Group on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) of the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) in Barcelona.

Dr. Mestres will be joining the IMIM from Organon where he served as Head of the Computational Medicinal Chemistry group (2000-2003, Newhouse, UK) and as Research Scientist in the Molecular Design and Informatics group (1997-2000, Oss, The Netherlands). 

Prior to joining Organon, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Computer-Aided Drug Design group at Pharmacia&Upjohn (1996, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA). Dr. Mestres earned a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from the University of Girona and received a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. 

The research lines of the new Chemogenomics Laboratory will primarily focus at this stage around integrating chemo- and bio-structural data, exploiting ligand-based information in molecular docking and protein modelling, and designing compound libraries targeted to entire (sub)families of proteins. 

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