Johannes Hermann, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

"There's a way to do it better - find it."

– Thomas Edison

Johannes Hermann is Frontier Medicines’ Chief Technology Officer, and he is a technology and data science expert with a passion to accelerate drug discovery. In previous roles, Johannes was the global Head for Data Science at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Technology. Prior to this, as the Head of the Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics department at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, he oversaw AI initiatives across the pharmaceutical value chain from R&D to production and commercialization. He started his career working in drug discovery at Roche as a data scientist and drug developer.

Johannes holds a Ph.D. in quantum & molecular mechanics from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. He also conducted postgraduate work at the University Bristol/UK investigating enzyme mechanisms. As a postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, Johannes developed computational techniques annotating enzymes of unknown function. Johannes has published in top peer-reviewed journals, including Nature.