|Keywords / Areas of Interest||Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Protein Docking; Protein Folding; Molecular Dynamics; Deep Learning|
|Expertise Sought||I do most of my research in a “Dry Lab”, with a pencil, paper and a computer. I find it both challenging and engaging to come up with solutions and develop new and efficient algorithms to solve real-life problems from Biology and Chemistry. But I lack the “Wet Lab” part to give meaningfulness and applicability to these computational approaches, namely in these fields:
– Bioinformatics or Computational Biology
– Protein Docking, Folding or Design
– Molecular Dynamics
So, if you work on related areas, or if you have practical challenges or applications in one of these fields, please let me know!
My name is Francisco Fernandes and I am a researcher at the INESC-ID institute in Lisbon, Portugal. My background started with Applied Mathematics, but I realized that it was too theoretical. So I pursued my MSc in Informatics. But it was too much computer-centered. So, I threw my other long-time interests, Biology and Chemistry, into the mix and I did my PhD in Bioinformatics. Now I try to do meaningful research in projects that combine all these different and exciting fields. My current areas of interest and expertise, include: Algorithms and Data Structures; Bioinformatics / Computational Biology; Protein Docking / Folding / Design; Molecular Dynamics; Machine Learning / Deep Learning.