Our Mission

HTuO Biosciences is a deep tech company, working at the interface of chemistry and computer programming, to develop an advanced molecular simulation capable of accurately predicting the behaviour of molecules for the purpose of drug development.

Icon Drug Discovery
Identifying Drug Candidates

Drug development is costly and risky, with a 90% failure rate. HTuO's physics-based molecular modelling solution, AtomForge, will reduce time and resources needed to develop drugs.

Icon Physics
It All Starts With Physics

By starting with the physics of individual atoms, we have developed a brand new energy equation for molecular systems, which allows us to derive a new and accurate force field.

Icon Differentiation
Differentiation

AtomForge presents a different approach to molecular modelling as it operates on a closer level to real-world molecular behaviours compared to other commercially available force fields.

A world class team of Specialists

Dr. Anthony Fejes
Dr. Anthony Fejes

Co-Founder and CEO

X

Dr. Anthony Fejes holds undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and Independent Studies (Bioinformatics) from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Masters degree in Microbiology & Immunology and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of British Columbia. Anthony started his science career as the scientific co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Zymeworks Inc, before working for companies such as Fabric Genomics and Tenaya Therapeutics in the Bay Area and New York based SolveBio. His experience pairs over 20 years of professional experience as a programmer with a deep background in genomics, biochemistry and data analysis, as well as a decade of management and startup experience.

Dr. Yi-Hsuan Lin
Dr. Yi-Hsuan Lin

Research & Development Lead

X

Dr. Yi-Hsuan Lin completed his bachelors in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and PhD in physics at the Ohio State University. After that he became a joint postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, publishing 12 peer-reviewed papers in theoretical biophysics, computational biochemistry, and quantitative biology. Dr. Lin joined HTuO Biosciences in January 2021, bringing with him a broad experience in software development, molecular modelling and machine learning.

Emily Wilson
Emily Wilson

Scientist - Molecular Modeling, Development

X

Emily Wilson is a physicist who is specialized in computational statistical physics. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia and MSc. at McGill University. At HTuO Emily uses her background in software development and physics to fulfill her role as a Molecular Modelling Scientist. Emily enjoys finding the best solutions to difficult problems and collaborating with her teammates. In her spare time Emily can often be found on skis in the winter and biking in the summer.

Dr. Ahmed Ayoub
Dr. Ahmed Ayoub

Lead Scientist - Computational Chemistry

X

After ranking first in high school all over Egypt, Dr. Ahmed Ayoub completed his bachelors degree with a full scholarship in pharmacy and pharmaceutical biotechnology at the German University in Cairo. He obtained his PhD in computational chemistry with focus on DFT, Hybrid QMMM biomolecular simulations and drug design at the University of Alberta, where he was a recipient of the prestigious President's International Doctoral Award. He has published about 20 international peer-reviewed papers in biomolecular simulations and drug design with focus on design and understanding of anticancer therapeutics.

Ahmad Navid
Ahmad Navid

Software Engineer

X

Ahmad Navid holds undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics from Quaid-i-Azam University Pakistan as well as a Masters degree in Bioinformatics from National University of Science and Technology Pakistan. In addition to two publications in molecular dynamics simulations, Navid also has experience in artificial intelligence and medical informatics.

Jacek Mis
Jacek Mis

Director of Business Development

X

Jacek Mis is a biotech business development professional with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences sector. His passion for cell biology led him to work behind the bench in several different fields including epigenetics, wound healing, inflammation, and GMO's. As a business professional, he focused on optimizing product-market fit for bioprinting technology, encapsulated antibiotics, radiopharmaceuticals, and cell therapies. He has previously worked at Aspect Biosystems and adMare Bioinnovations. Jacek holds an MBA from Sauder School of Business, MSc in Medical Biotechnology from Jagiellonian University, and an undergrad degree in cell biology and genetics from the University of British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Jacek is also a dad, partner, soccer player, runner, and board game enthusiast.

Vladimir Nikolic
Vladimir Nikolic

Senior Software Engineer

X

Vladimir holds an undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from the University of Belgrade and a master's degree in Bioinformatics from the University of British Columbia. With the goal of combining his software engineering skills with science, he has worked at the Institute of Physics Belgrade working on a nature-inspired authentication system, at Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver developing bioinformatics algorithms, and now at HTuO Biosciences as a software engineer. In his free time, Vladimir spends time in nature, reads, and likes to go snowboarding.

Samantha Schoffer
Samantha Schoffer

Office Manager

X

Samantha, or Sam for short, is originally from Toronto, having graduated from George Brown College with a specialization in Business Management. She has extensive experience in project management, policy and procedure, recruiting, hiring, onboarding and sales excellence. Her background supports her role as Office Manager, as she delves into data analysis and reporting, corporate communications, event coordination, community management and employee engagement and advocacy. She is always interested in getting involved in causes that are important to her. Samantha is passionate about client relations and thrives on collaboration during project teams. Outside of work, she loves cooking (and eating), travelling (mainly to eat), camping (to eat outside), and, of course, spending time with her pets.

Marie-Claire Veilleux-Foppiano
Marie-Claire Veilleux-Foppiano

Marketing Specialist

X

Marie-Claire is a life science marketer with a BSc from the University of British Columbia and is currently in the PMBA program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. At HTuO she contributes to the marketing strategy by bringing over six years of experience in the biotechnology and CRO industry. In her free time, she likes to hike, ski, and play disc golf.

Dr. Mohammad Alaraby Salem
Dr. Mohammad Alaraby Salem

Scientist - Computational Chemistry

X

Dr. Mohammad Alaraby Salem obtained his Ph.D. in DFT and QM calculations from the University of Alberta, supported by a prestigious provost entry award. During his postdoc in Germany, he studied the energy decomposition analysis of small organic molecules under the supervision of Professor Thomas Kühne. He also held the position of Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at two universities in Egypt. Dr. Salem published more than 25 international peer-reviewed articles in the fields of computational chemistry and molecular modeling. Notably, his academic journey began with a significant accomplishment, ranking first among all high school students across Egypt.

Jason Loscher
Jason Loscher

Director of Technology

X

Jason came to Vancouver by way of Ontario, to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He interned in the gaming industry in Montreal and also spent a few years in the Far North working on software in the finance sector, eventually returning to BC and working for many customers on diverse problems in the data, data connectivity, and data analytics fields. Prior to joining HTuO, Jason managed a development team working on novel machine learning powered software medical devices. When he isn't working on software, you can usually find him exploring Vancouver's coastal waters, or out on the golf course.

We're Hiring!

We are looking for creative people to join our team.

Apply Now