Juárez Jimenez, Jordi


Research Area:
Biocatalysis and drug discovery

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology and Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences
University of Barcelona
Av. Joan XXIII s/n

+34 934035986

Jordi Juárez is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona. He graduated in Pharmacy in 2008 and was a trainee Medicinal Chemist at GlaxoSmithKline before joining the group of Prof. F. J. Luque to pursue his PhD in computational chemistry (awarded in 2014). He spent a short postdoctoral internship with Prof. A. Roitberg at the University of Florida (2015), before joining the laboratory of Dr. J. Michel at the University of Edinburgh first asa Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow (2015-2017) and subsequently as named researcher in ERC-PoC (2017-2019) and EPSRC (2019-2020) funded projects. Since 2021 he is the PI of the Computational Molecular Design lab, with a multidisciplinary research focus aimed at pushing the boundaries of biomolecular simulations and its integration with experimental techniques. He is particularly interested in unraveling the molecular determinants underlying the protein-protein stabilization effects exerted by some small molecules, in order to leverage them to aid in the development of novel therapeutic strategies against multiple diseases.