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Herman van Vlijmen

Professor of Computational drug discovery

Prof.dr. H. van Vlijmen
+31 71 527 3511

Professor Van Vlijmen is Professor of Computational Drug Discovery at the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in Leiden.

More information about Herman van Vlijmen

Professor Van Vlijmen (b. 1965) graduated in 1989 at Leiden University as one of the first students in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University in 1997 on the subject of “Structure, Dynamics, and Thermodynamics of Proteins”.

His PhD research included computational studies on protein loop prediction, protein electrostatics, and normal mode dynamics analysis of proteins withspecial applications to large virus particles. He was a post-doc researcher and an active member of the Harvard University teaching staff up to 2001.

From 1996 to 2005, he worked as a scientist in Computational Drug Discovery at Biogen Idec in Cambridge, MA (USA), on the computational design of small molecules and protein therapeutics. In 2005, he moved to Tibotec Virco (a Johnson & Johnson company) in Mechelen, Belgium, where he is currently Director of Integrative Chem-Bioinformatics.

Prof. Dr. Herman van Vlijmen was appointed as Professor of Computational Drug Discovery at the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in Leiden on April 15th, 2008.

Professor of Computational drug discovery

  • Science
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Medicinal Chemistry

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number EM4.22



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