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Dr. Gennady Poda is an expert in computational drug discovery and a Principal Research Scientist and Manager in Computational Chemistry and Chemoinformatics at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) as well as an Assistant Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada. During his prominent work at Pharmacia & Upjohn, Pfizer and now OICR he has demonstrated excellence in computer-aided drug design covering all aspects of modern computational drug discovery: structure-, ligand- and fragment-based drug discovery, chemoinformatics, medicinal chemistry, data mining and analysis, physical and ADMET property prediction, methods development and programming. He has made major contributions to late-stage pre-clinical discovery of drug leads in multiple therapeutic areas including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), antithrombotics, CNS analgesics, inhaled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drug candidates and anti-cancer agents. He is a co-author of 54 publications, 3 book chapters and 6 patents.