Carles Curutchet, full professor of the IQTC, and Xavier Barril, ICREA research professor of the IBUB, have been awarded an EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network. The ALLOD ITN (Allostery in Drug Discovery), coordinated by Prof. Zoe Curnia, from the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (Greece), involves a number of academic partners and pharmaceutical companies, and aims to train a […]

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Salvatore successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Biophysical Techniques for the Investigation of Protein-Ligand Complexes”. In his work he applied different biophysical techniques to different projects with huge relevance in the drug discovery field. All the hard work was truly reflected and both the defence and the results were brilliant. You have a bright future […]

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Dr. Sergi Ruiz has won the Ramon Margalef 2020 award for his paper «Dynamic undocking and the quasi-bound state as tools for drug discovery», published at  Nature Chemistry. This award is given to the most exceptional scientific work derived from a PhD in the University. Regarding Dynamic Undocking, Sergi remarkes this method to design drugs […]

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Moira successfully defended her thesis entitled “Fragment-to-Lead Optimization with Automated and Iterative Virtual Screening”. Her Fragment Evolution Automated platform (FrEvolAtion) has shown to be a powerful tool for Fragment-based Drug Discovery and her results finding binders for the NUDT1, BRD4, HSP90 and other kinases thoroughly validate the reach of the methodology. We hope you have […]

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Serena’s project on Innovative therapy for skin-directed psoriasis, got awarded a Caixa impulse (VALIDATE) scholarship. Psoriasis is a chronic and painful skin disease. Current treatments targeting immune cells are very effective but, in the long term, can have adverse side effects, including immunosuppression and cancer. The project proposes an innovative treatment that targets at a […]

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Today, Maciej successfully defended his thesis entitled ‘Implications of Structural Stability in Drug Design’. His work on understanding structural stability (1) and broadening its applicability towards drug design (2) has impulsed the research line in the group. We hope the best on your future projects. Congratulations Dr. Majewski!!!

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