Currently a tenure track researcher at Leiden University starting the Computational Chemical Biology group. See my personal website for more details: www.gjpvanwesten.nl.
Before that I was doing a postdoc at the European Bioinformatics Institute in the ChEMBL group (2012-2015). Here I learned using large scale (big data) informatics infrastructure and software.
I did my PhD at the group of Medicinal Chemistry Leiden in close collaboration with Tibotec in the fall of 2007 until 2012. My project focused on the development of proteochemometric modeling which can map structure activity relations between a series of compounds and a series of proteins including pair specific interaction data. Developing this technique and characterizing its advantages and possible shortcomings is the aim of my work (a collaboration between Leiden University and Jansen Belgium)
I studied Biopharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University from September 2001 until September 2007. In the final years I have done two major internships. The first one was within the LACDR on a biochemical project. The second one was something completely different on a computational project at Tibotec in Mechelen Belgium. It was here that I discovered the challenging side of computational research.