Annual Global Discovery to Development Innovation Forum Speakers

Jose Duca

Global Head of Computer-Aided Drug Discovery

José is Global Head of Computer Aided Drug Discovery (CADD), part of
Global Discovery Chemistry at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research (NIBR).
José joined Novartis in 2010. Previously he had been with the Schering-
Plough Research Institute and Merck Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, NJ, USA for 10 years where he had increasing responsibilities in the CADD
group. His scientific fields of expertise within computational chemistry
comprise molecular thinking, novel mode of actions, modeling, ab
initio calculations, molecular recognition, QM-MM methods, solvation and structure-based drug design. José is passionate about drug discovery.
He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of
Córdoba, Argentina. He joined Prof. Tony Hopfinger’s group in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Postdoctoral
Fellow.

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