Annual Global Discovery to Development Innovation Forum Speakers
Head of Compound Screening
Amaury E. Fernández-Montalván is the Head of Compound Screening at the SERVIER Research Institute since March 2018. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Havana, and obtained his PhD from the Technical University of Munich in 2004. He then trained as postdoctoral research fellow at the Expertise Platform Proteases of the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research and the Molecular Pharmacology and Compound Screening Department of Merck Serono International S.A, respectively located in Basel and Geneva. In 2008 he joined Bayer, where he spent 10 years as Laboratory Head in the Lead Discovery (Berlin) Unit. During his career he has contributed to multiple drug discovery programs from early to clinical stages, for which he developed and performed biochemical and biophysical assays for compound identification and profiling in HTS, hit-to-lead, and lead optimization campaigns. This work has led to more than 60 patent applications and peer reviewed scientific publications.