Dr. Guallar will be in charge of the NBD computer science besides acting as the coordinator of the scientific advisory board. He is an ICREA professor at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center since 2006, where he manages the Atomic and Electronic Protein Modeling group.

    He started his professor career as an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine (2003-2006) after a postdoctoral research position at Columbia University (2000-2003), and a joint PhD in theoretical chemistry involving the Autonomous University of Barcelona and UC Berkeley. .His lab research is devoted to the development of computational methods for biomolecules interaction and for the prediction of chemical reactions among them. Prof Guallar has more than 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has been recipient of prestigious grants such as an advanced ERC grant.