Francisco Fernandes

    INESC-ID

    Areas of Interest: Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Protein Docking; Protein Folding; Molecular Dynamics; Deep Learning

    NameFrancisco Fernandes
    RolePostdoc Researcher
    InstitutionINESC-ID
    Contactfrancisco.fernandes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
    Skype: francisco.fernandes_
    Key Words / Areas of InterestBioinformatics; Computational Biology; Protein Docking; Protein Folding; Molecular Dynamics; Deep Learning
    Expertise SoughtI 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!

     

    Bio:

    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.