Function Head: Andrea Cavalli, PhD
This function has two main activities: first, it develops and applies advanced computational approaches to accelerate the discovery of novel drug candidates and, second, it utilizes X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques to characterize targets of interest and improve the efficiency of hit-to-lead optimization.
Andrea Cavalli received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bologna and did postdoctoral work at SISSA (Italy) and ETH (Switzerland). Andrea is an author of more than 120 scientific articles and inventor in 6 patents. He joined D3 in 2008 from the University of Bologna, where he is an Associate Professor. Since 2012 Andrea is a member of the Scientific Committee of CINECA, the largest Italian Computing Center.