Serena Piticchio
PhD Student

I am currently in my 4th year of PhD in Biomedicine.

In my projects, I applied methods of Structure-Based Drug Design, like Docking, Molecular Dynamics and Free Energy Calculations, to discovery ligands for different proteins.

In particular, I developed a protocol for Fragment-Based Drug Design and I applied it to the epigenetic reader protein BRD4. I optimized the resulting compounds, obtaining good binders as well as probes for studying BRD4 water molecules.

Previously, I graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology from the University of Catania (Italy) and I completed the Master in Bioinformatics for Health Science from Pompeu-Fabra University in Barcelona.