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Fernando Huerta

RISE Bioscience & Materials, SE


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. B√§ckvall (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 this new role and in collaboration with InfoChem GmbH (proprietary owner) Fernando was a key player in the development of IC Forward Reaction Prediction.  From 2016 Fernando works as Senior Researcher/Project Leader  at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Bioscience and Materials Division in Stockholm, Sweden.


The RISE of Machine Learning; Predicting Future of Process Development (IC-SDV 2019)