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PDBEB Courses 2018/2019 - Computational biology
February 25 - March 1
Coordinators: Irina S. Moreira (irina.moreira@cnc.uc.pt) & Alexandra P. Carvalho (atpcarvalho@uc.pt) & Armindo Salvador (salvador@cnc.uc.pt); CNC/UC-BIOTECH, University of Coimbra)


Coordinators: Irina S. Moreira, Alexandra P. Carvalho & Armindo Salvador

CNC/UC-BIOTECH, University of Coimbra

Monday, February 25, 2019
10:00-10:30: Course presentation
10:30-11:30: Joana Mourão (CNC, University of Coimbra), “How Genomics and Machine Learning are Revolutionizing Pharmacoterapy”
11:30-12:30: Sergio Sousa (REQUIMTE, University of Porto), “Docking and virtual screening application for drug development”
14:00-15:00: Carlos Barreto (CNC, University of Coimbra) “Application of Computational Tools to the Study of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) Structure and Dynamics”
15:00-16:30: Irina Moreira (CNC, University of Coimbra), “The Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery”

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

10:00-12:30: Armindo Salvador (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Key concepts in Molecular Systems Biology: connecting design to function in biochemical networks”
14:00-16:30: Armindo Salvador (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Hands-on session: do your own models and explore the behavior of regulatory motifs in biochemical networks”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

9:00-9:15: Introduction
9:15-10:00: Alexandra Carvalho (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Molecular Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics (QM/MM) methods in the study of enzymes”
10:00-10:30: Beatriz Almeida/Pedro Figueiredo (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Rational design of esterases for biopolymer synthesis”
10:30-11:30: Conceição Egas (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Annotation of gene function in bacterial genomes and metagenomes”
11:30-12:30: Isaura Simões (CNC, University of Coimbra), “The path to new synthetic protease(s) for food and cosmetics applications: Optimizing heterologous protein secretion in Kluyveromyces lactis by manipulating protein sorting”
14:00-15:00: - Juliana Garcia (Faculty of Pharmacy, Porto University), “Successful in silico drug identification and in vivo validation”
15:00-16:00: Salete Batista (CNC, University of Coimbra), “Computer-aided drug design: a tool for discovery new drugs”
16:00-17:00: Bruno Ferreira (Biotrend), “Biotrend - Inovação e Engenharia em Biotecnologia”

Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00-12:30: Rui Travasso (Physics Faculty, University of Coimbra), “Mathematical Modelling of Cell Movement and Angiogenesis - coupling experimental and theoretical approaches to push forward the state-of-the-art"
14:00-16:30: Group Work

Friday, March 1, 2019

10:00-12:30: Students Evaluation
14:00-15:00: CNC Seminar: Miguel Machuqueiro (Science Faculty, University of Lisbon), "Computational Molecular Modelling of Cell Membranes"
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