Dr. Igor Tetko obtained an MSc in Physics (with distinction) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a PhD in bioorganic chemistry from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences before completing a habilitation in Chemoinformatics at the University of Strasbourg. Since 2001, Dr. Tetko has led the Chemoinformatics group at the Institute of Structural Biology of HMGU. He has co-authored more than 200 publications in chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, neuroinformatics, computational chemistry, environmental toxicity, and machine learning. He co-chaired the ICANN2019 conference (with ca 500 participants) and is also general chair of ICANN2024 which will take place in Lugano, Switzerland September 17-20. He is also an associate editor of ChemResTox (ACS) as well as a section editor of IJMS. He was on the 2016 list of the Most Cited Researchers in Computer Science & Engineering and has received two national awards (GO-Bio) in 2006 and 2011.
Dr. Katya Ahmad studied Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London, graduating with an MSci degree (with First Class Honours) in 2016 before pursuing a PhD in Computational Biophysics at the Centre for Computational Science, University College London (2017-2020). She completed a Postdoc at Forschungszentrum Jülich, where she focused on application of QM/MM MD to study protein-ligand unbinding. Katya's research interests include MD simulations, QM and QM/MM MD simulations, DNA nanotechnology, and computer-aided drug discovery. She also has 5+ years of experience tutoring high-school and university students in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and has supervised Masters and PhD students during lab rotations. Within the Chemoinformatics group at HMGU, Katya is responsible for management and administration of projects.