Martin Ott, Head of Chemistry
Name: Martin Ott
Job Title: Head of Chemistry
I received my undergraduate degree (organic chemistry and computer science) from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 1983 and PhD (computer-assisted organic chemistry) from the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 1996. While at Nijmegen I also managed the national computer-assisted chemistry services at the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (formerly known as CAOS/CAMM Centre), while making significant contributions to the LHASA system for computer-assisted synthesis design (E.J. Corey, Harvard). I joined Lhasa Limited in 2007 as a principal scientist in the then knowledge base department (now science team). My current research (and project leading time) is divided between the Zeneth system for the prediction of chemical degradation, in particular on the development of its knowledge base, and the Mirabilis system for assessing purge factors of impurities during the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. Among my research interests are the analysis of reaction mechanisms and the computer representation of chemical structure information, including reactions.
I am a keen bridge player and also like mountain hiking.