Denis Fourches

Fourches joined North Carolina State University in January 2015 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Bioinformatics. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and a resident member of the Bioinformatics Research Center. His central research goal is to analyze, model, and forecast complex interactions between chemical structures and various types of biological targets to design novel compounds with the desired activity and safety profiles.



In Silico Drug Discovery

QSAR, pharmacophores, and molecular docking.

2008 - 2010

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoc Fellow

Computational Toxicology

CBRA, exposure-toxicity relationships.

Modeling of Nanomaterials 

QNAR-based screening of nanomaterials. 

Molecular design of agrochemicals

Docking for pesticides and herbicides

2004 - 2007

Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg)

PhD in Chemistry

2002 - 2004

Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg)

Master in Chemistry

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