Dr. Thijs Beuming leads the In Silico Drug Discovery Services at LBG. Dr. Beuming has more than 15 years of experience applying computational biophysics, computational chemistry, bioinformatics and cheminformatics to problems in biology and drug discovery, in academia and industry.
Prior to joining LBG, Dr. Beuming spent over a decade at Schrödinger, Inc, the global leader in providing computational chemistry and molecular modeling solutions to the biopharmaceutical and materials industries. Dr. Beuming had a leading role in the Application Science department at Schrödinger, where he managed project and customer support to clients in the NY, NJ and PA region. He has supervised technology implementations in a variety of fields, including ligand and structure based small molecule discovery, and biologics research. He also made extensive contributions to Schrödinger’s in house drug discovery projects, in his role as Research Leader in the Drug Discovery Applications Group.
Dr. Beuming has made key contributions to novel methodologies to key problems in computational chemistry, including the study of protein flexibility, protein solvation, thermodynamic binding affinity calculations, and small molecule and peptide docking. His work has been documented in over 50 peer-reviewed articles and reviews.
Dr. Beuming holds a Masters degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from Weill Medical College at Cornell University, where he focused on elucidating structure function studies of neurotransmitter transporters. He serves as adjunct professor of Computational Biomedicine at Weill Medical College at Cornell University.