Dr Alfons Nonell-Canals
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Nonell-Canals is a specialist in Computer-Aided Drug Design, in the development of such software, and in large-scale
chemical and biological analyses. He holds a bachelor's degree in
Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona and PhD in Computational
Chemistry from Rovira i Virgili University. After some
post-doc sessions in the Pompeu Fabra University and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, he decided to establish Mind the Byte to achieve
the synergy with his experience and modern AI and cloud computing
techniques. He is a member of the CataloniaBio
committee and sits on the board of directors of Bioinformatics
Dr Thomas Högberg
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
He has spent over 45 years in the pharmaceutical industry with experience from big pharma (Astra, AstraZeneca), mid pharma (ALK-Abello, LEO Pharma) and biotech (7TM Pharma) where he headed various departments (medicinal chemistry, chemical research, DMPK, Patent, Project and Portfolio Management). He has had leading roles from early drug discovery to marketed products and worked in several therapeutic areas including dermatology, metabolic diseases, inflammatory diseases, respiratory diseases, CNS diseases, and infection. He has also been engaged in business development and due diligence in in-and outlicensing in several companies. Dr Högberg earned a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Uppsala University (Sweden) and is Assoc Prof at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem, FRSC). In the scientific arena, he has published over 100 papers and book chapters and is the co-inventor on over 50 patent applications.
Project Management Director
PhD pharmacist with ten years'
experience in research, including postdoctoral positions in Germany and
Spain in fields related with developmental and cancer biology and
diagnostics. After her academic career, she has held several positions
in the area of business development and technology transfer.
Dr Melchor Sanchez Martinez
PhD in theoretical and computational chemistry applied to
the uderstanding of biological and chemical systems towards drug design.
In Mind the Byte he is in charge of carrying out client consultancy and R&D projects. He is also course instructor at the Open University of
Catalonia, where he assesses students of the MSc in Bioinformatics &
Dr David Vidal
David has over 10 years of experience in computational drug discovery,
with a strong focus on the design, development and integration of in
silico tools for drug design, screening, target profiling and ADME
modeling. As R&D director, he has the global objective of upgrading
and consolidating company's drug discovery SaaS platform.