MedChemComm is very excited to welcome to the team our new Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gerhard Ecker. Prof. Ecker is the current head of the Pharmacoinformatics Research Group in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Vienna. His research interests include ligand- and structure-based drug design, focusing on transmembrane transport proteins and the prediction of on- and off-kinetics, as well as semantic data integration.
He completed his PhD at the University of Vienna under the supervision of Professor Fleischhacker and Professor Noe before taking a post-doctoral position with Professor Seydel’s group in Borstel, Germany.
Gerhard has previously held positions as President of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and vice-president of the Austrian Pharmaceutical Society.
He has published over 100 full papers, including:
Open PHACTS computational protocols for in silico target validation of cellular phenotypic screens: knowing the knowns
Med. Chem. Commun., 2016, 7, 1237-1244
From linked open data to molecular interaction: studying selectivity trends for ligands of the human serotonin and dopamine transporter
Med. Chem. Commun., 2016, 7, 1819-1831
For more information, visit his lab group website.