Curriculum vitae

Fernando Fernandez Huerta, PhD


  • 1998 Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
  • 1994 Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
  • 1993 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
  • 1987 High School degree in Natural Science, H.H Maristas, Alicante, Spain.

Postdoctoral Studies

-    April 1998 -October 2000, in the group of Prof. J. E. Bäckvall at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.


Scientific Publications

25 international publications (patents included) in different fields such as;
-Organolithium chemistry
-Organometallic chemistry
-Asymmetric synthesis
-Medicinal chemistry

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Professional Experience

  • Chemistry project leader (LO, LI, 2007-10). Responsible for a medicinal chemistry team (2-5 pers), working on design, ADMET data evaluation and synthesis of new compounds. Two CD's delivered, one administrated in man.
  • Lead chemist in the development of new synthetic routes for new API's (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) Synthesis expert assigned to different teams to help with planning and developing new synthetic routes to get compounds to the clinical phase
  • IP chemistry expert in charge of defending and setting IP strategies in several medicinal chemistry projects. Patent applications broad writing experience (in close collaboration with patent attorneys).
  • Recognized mentor in synthetic organic chemistry. Many seminars and courses given
  • 2010 - 2012 RSL (Research Support Lab): scale up bench chemistry to Kg scale.
  • Software user development within the cheminformatic area. Since 2007 I collaborate with an external company, InfoChem GmbH, in the development of ICSYNTH and ICFRP, a new and innovative software for computer aided synthesis design (CASD).
  • Expert in analytical software (Knime, Pipeline Pilot), used among other things to analyse chemical patents scope.
  • 2012-2015 Chief Scientific Officer at Chemnotia AB. Searching for new scientific projects, contributing to Chemnotia’s services portfolio and managing research and strategic activities within cheminformatic software development area.

Experience of Academic Leadership and Teaching

  • Supervision of two licentiate thesis within the field of organometallic chemistry.
  • Teaching of different topics in organic chemistry (13 different courses given) at different levels at the University of Alicante, handling groups between 20-100 students.

Other Education/Courses:

 -     Medicinal Chemistry course, University of California, San Diego
 -      Industriell Utveckling av Läkemedel / Industrial Drug Development, Stockholm
 -      Leadership for specialists, Stockholm
 -      Communication Skills
 -      IP (legal aspects) and Patent writing

Last Lectures

Knowledge-Based De Novo Molecular Design Using ICSYNTH FRP at the 26th ICIC International Conference for the Information Community, Heidelberg

ICSYNTH Forward Reaction Prediction Applications at Dial-a-Molecule Meeting sep-2014, Leeds