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Prof. dr. Peter Grootenhuis

Position: Professor 'virtual screening and design'

Peter_GrootenhuisIn June 2005, Dr Peter Grootenhuis was appointed in Amsterdam as ‘extra-ordinary’ professor at a part-time chair, entitled: ‘ADME, Virtual Screening and Design’. Grootenhuis graduated in Chemistry at the University of Utrecht and received in 1987 his PhD-degree from Prof. D. Reinhoudt, University of Twente. After that he did a 2 years post-doc with Prof. Kollman at the University of California at San Francisco. He was subsequently employed by Organon, Combichem, Dupont, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Deltagen. Grootenhuis is currently Senior Director ‘Discovery Chemistry’ at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, USA. He has published over 100 scientific papers and is co-inventor of 20 patents. Amongst others, he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society. In Amsterdam, Grootenhuis will be teaching computational drug discovery and collaborate in research on pre-experimental (i.e. virtual) ADME screening and modeling, with emphasis on Cytochromes P450.

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