François Delfaud, Chief Executive Officer (PDG), aged 47, founded MEDIT SA during 2003, bringing confirmed skills in software development, molecular modelling, drug design and business development.
In November 2005, François was elected as VP Technology Transfer and SMEs Creation & Development on the board committee of Systematic Paris-Region (French IT competitiveness cluster).
From 1997 to 2002, François was account manager in Europe at Accelrys Inc. (Paris, France). From 1994 to 1996, he prepared a thesis in drug design at Synthelabo Recherche (Bagneux, France), now Sanofi-Aventis. François holds a master of Theoritical Chemistry and Informatics and a DESS (University Engineer) in Mass spectra and NMR from Orsay University (France). In 1993, he trained in software development to include anisotropic effect from NOE data at the IGR laboratory (Villejuif, France). In 1992, François studied BPTI interactions with salt by NMR in the ICSN laboratory (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). In 1991, he worked in a IT services company, Trilogie, as a computer engineer.
Vice President, Software Development
Stewart Adcock, D.Phil., aged 37, has overall responsibility for development and implementation of MEDIT's world-class product portfolio. Stewart manages a global team of expert programmers and chemoinformaticians to build on MEDITs proprietary software infrastructure.
Stewart has a background in both molecular modelling and software engineering. Prior to joining MEDIT in 2007, he worked as a consultant on scientific software. From 2001 to 2004, Stewart was a postdoctoral scholar at UCSD (La Jolla, CA) and an affliate of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, developing a suite of protein modelling tools. He obtained his D.Phil from the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Oxford University (Oxford, UK) with a thesis entitled "Computer Simulation of Membrane Bound Molecules". This research was funded through a CASE award from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GSK). From 1994 to 1998, Stewart studied for a MChem, on Chemistry with Study in Industry, at the University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK).