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Jordi Mestres holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Girona. After a post-doctoral stay at Pharmacia & Upjohn in Kalamazoo (Michigan, USA), in 1997, he joined the Molecular Design & Informatics department at N.V. Organon in Oss (The Netherlands), and in 2000, he was appointed head of Computational Medicinal Chemistry at Organon Laboratories in Newhouse (Scotland, UK). In 2003, he took on his current position as head of Systems Pharmacology (formerly Chemogenomics) at the IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute in Barcelona. He is also associate professor at the University Pompeu Fabra. In 2006, he founded Chemotargets as a spin-off company of his group. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Corwin Hansch Award from the QSAR and Modelling Society. His research interests focus on the use and development of computational approaches to integrate chemical, biological, and phenotypic spaces and their application to systems chemical biology and drug discovery. He is the author of over 130 publications, with 8 patents among them.