Fernando Huerta

Fernando Huerta, PhD

Project Director

RISE Bioscience & Materials, SE

Email: fernando.huerta@ri.se

Phone: +46 10 516 65 59

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Fernando F. Huerta received his BSc degree (1993) and his PhD degree (1998) in chemistry from the University of Alicante under the supervision of Professor Miguel Yus. After a postdoctoral period at Stockholm University with Professor Jan-E. Bäckvall (1998-2000) working on dynamic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols, he took an associate professor position at the University of Alicante (2000-2002). In 2002 he moved to Stockholm where he started his career as medicinal chemist at AstraZeneca (2002-2012). During this period, Fernando was involved in a team for the evaluation of different synthesis planning software packages. In particular, he became part of the AZ team collaborating with InfoChem GmbH in the development of ICSynth. Together with two former AstraZeneca colleagues, Fernando founded Chemnotia AB, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012. In his new role and in collaboration with InfoChem GmbH (proprietary owner) Fernando was a key player in the development of ICSynth Forward Reaction Prediction. In late 2015 Fernando started a new adventure as Freelancer researcher and chemical information systems consultant. Fernando F. Huerta is now Researcher and Project Leader at RISE Bioscience & Materials, SE