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Jeremy C. Smith, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Jeremy Smith is an internationally renowned expert in HPC and structure-based drug discovery. 

Jeremy obtained his PhD in Biophysics from the University of London. After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral associate and lecturer at Harvard University in the group of Martin Karplus. 

Jeremy has since built up research groups in three different countries. His first group was in Biomolecular Simulation at the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA) at Saclay, France (1989–1998). Then, in 1998, he became the first chaired professor in computational biology in Germany, when appointed at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of the University of Heidelberg, where he is honorary professor today. 

In October 2006 Jeremy became the first Governor's Chair at the University of Tennessee, and also Director of the UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His move to Tennessee arose from the presence at ORNL of world-class supercomputing capabilities. 

Jeremy has performed and directed research in computational methods in drug discovery with applications to more than 20 different drug targets, high-performance computer simulation of biological macromolecules and the analysis of structural change in proteins. As of 2022 he had published over 480 peer-reviewed scientific articles. 

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