Programme Manager, Life Sciences

Pablo Lopez-Tarifa


Pablo Lopez-Tarifa obtained his PhD degree in Theoretical Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In his thesis, he pursued understanding the biological damage of genetic material induced swift ions, like those of hydron therapies. In 2011, he joined the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry at the EPFL in Switzerland. He developed a theoretical methodology to describe excited state dynamics of systems under extremely intense short pulses. In 2015, he joined the departments of Theoretical Chemistry and Biophysics at the Vrije Universiteit as a part of Solardam consortium, to study the light absorption of natural chromophores and its application to bio-solar cell devices. In 2017, he was hired by Spanish Research Council ([CFM-CSIC]) to work in close collaboration with [Simune Atomistic Co.], improving and expanding the applicability of parallel codes for material science research.

In 2019, Pablo joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Research Software Engineer and is now currently a Programme Manager for Life Sciences.

Key Skills

  • High performance computing
  • Workflow technologies
  • Semantic technology
  • Code refactoring