P.D.J. Grootenhuis

Professor extra-ordinary


Professor Peter Grootenhuis graduated in Chemistry at Utrecht University and received his PhD degree in 1987 from the University of Twente. Thereafter, he was a postdoctoral fellow for two years in the group of Professor Kollman at the University of California in San Francisco. He was subsequently employed by Organon, Combichem, Dupont, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Deltagen.

Peter Grootenhuis was appointed extra-ordinary professor of the part-time chair ADME, Virtual Screening and Design at VU University Amsterdam in 2005. Currently, he is senior director of Discovery Chemistry at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in San Diego. He has published over 100 scientific papers and is co-inventor of 20 patents. Amongst others, he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society. At VU University, he teaches computational drug discovery and collaborates in research on pre-experimental (i.e. virtual) ADME screening and modeling, with emphasis on cytochrome P450s.