Director Application Science, BioSolveIT GmbH, St. Augustin, Germany
Gastreich holds a Diploma in Chemistry from Bonn University, Germany in 1996. After a research stay with Julian Gale at Imperial College in London, he earned his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in Prof. Sigrid Peyerimhoff’s department in Bonn modeling amorphous materials, and a minor in Bioinformatics from Prof. Thomas Lengauer at Fraunhofer in 2001. Following a brief postdoc position at Düsseldorf University with Prof. Christel Marian, Gastreich joined BioSolveIT as Application Scientist in 2002 and became the organization’s Principal Application Scientist in 2006. Since 2013 he oversees the Application Science at the company and is responsible for all interfacing between users and software development. His passion encompasses clear visualization tools, applied optimization, and conceiving novel software to rapidly solve problems in drug design. He is (co-)author of several book contributions and various articles in the structure- and ligand-based arena as well as in fragment-based ligand design. Recently, in collaboration with Zealand Pharma he conceived PepSee, a tool for analysis and design of peptide therapeutics; the tool was released to the public in January 2018.