Dr. Francisco Torrens is lecturer in physical chemistry at Universitat de València. After obtaining a PhD in molecular associations in azines and macrocycles from Universitat de València, Dr. Torrens undertook postdoctoral research with Prof. Castellano. Major research projects include study of in vivo antioxidant capacity of phenolic compounds through QSAR/QSPR modelling: crossing of blood-brain barrier and interactions with cytochromes and drugs. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation in a computer at Universitat de València of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer in a Spanish university.
Dr. Francisco Torrens area of interests includes theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry, mathematical chemistry, computational chemistry, molecular modelling, simulation and design, computer-aided drug design and development, and molecular graphics and representation of molecular properties.