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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From the 15-17th of May was held in Barcelona the 2nd Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. This conference is organized by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Molecules and Xavi was invited as a Keynote Speaker. He did a talk entitled “Targeting Novel Allosteric Sites With Confidence: Methods and Applications”.

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From the 19th to the 21st of June the ISQBP President’s meeting 2018 was held in Barcelona.  The conference, which takes place every two years, is organized by the International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology and has been acting as a meeting point for the scientists working on molecular simulations of biomolecular systems. Xavier Barril gave a […]

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From the 7th to the 18th of May took place the “Computational Based Drug Design, a course for PhD students from all latin America” took place in the University of Buenos Aires. It was a two-weeks course about computational tools for drug discovery organised by the group of Dr. Marcelo Martí and Dr. Adrian Turjanski, with who […]

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From the 16th to the 23rd of March Xavier Barril and Salvatore Scaffidi attended the 10th Summer School on Medicines in Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The program covered the whole drug discovery and development process, from target validation to the market. Xavier gave a talk entitled “From scientist to entrepreneur: what does it take?” […]

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From the 5th to the 6th of December, all members of the group went to Montferri on a retreat. There we did brainstorming about future research directions of the group and learnt how to plan, pitch and defend a project. Science, good food and a lot of fun!                   […]

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Due to the development of Undocking, Xavier Barril and Sergio Ruiz have appeared in UB press. This work has been recently published in the journal Nature Chemistry (http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchem.2660.html) Link to the UB press release: http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2016/12/001.html?        

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From 17th to 21th of October, Xavier and Sergi went to México to give a course entitled “Diseño de fármacos mediante métodos computacionales” (Drug Design using Computational Methods) in Chemistry Institute of UNAM. More than 30 scientists enrolled the course, including students, postdocs and researchers of the region. The course, which combined both practical and […]

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