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BIO-Europe Spring
Save the dateMarch 17–19, 2025 | Milan, Italy

Victor Guallar
ICREA Research Professor at Barcelona Supercomputing Center


An ICREA Professor at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Dr. Guallar completed his PhD in theoretical chemistry between University Autonomous of Barcelona (Spain) and UC Berkeley (USA) (January 2000). After three years as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University (USA), he was appointed assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine (USA), before moving his group to BSC in 2006. His laboratory has grown considerably since developing important contributions in computational biophysics, such as the protein-ligand modeling software PELE, and biochemistry, including computational algorithms for enzyme engineering and the introduction of the first PluriZyme (enzyme with multiple actives sites).

Prof. Guallar has been awarded several important research projects, including the award of a prestigious advanced ERC grant (the youngest researcher to receive it in Spain). His lab has produced over 200 papers in international journals and completed 19 PhD thesis. In addition to algorithms development and application, the group recently placed importance in adding interdisciplinary fields, such as visualization techniques, data mining and machine learning.

Prof. Guallar is founder of BSC’s first spin off, Nostrum Biodiscovery, a biotech enterprise created in 2016 which aims to collaborate with companies for the development of drugs and molecules of biotechnological interest, with clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unleashing healthcare: the power of AI, data, and personalized therapies