Computational models of protein dynamics

Atomistic description of conformational changes in proteins from pico to millisecond timescales

Molecular simulations for ligand design

Virtual screens and de-novo ligand design via free energy calculations

Ensemble-based drug design

Rational ligand design by modulation of protein dynamics

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Research in the Michel lab is focussed on quantitative description of protein-ligand interactions. This is pursued through development of biomolecular simulation software and algorithms, and biophysical measurements to characterise the structure, dynamics and thermodynamics of protein-ligand interactions. 

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Welcome Jonathan

12 July 2018

Welcome to Jonathan Richards who has taken up a short postdoc position to work on synthesis of Cyclophilin inhibitors. 

Goodbye Alessio

02 July 2018
Goodbye Alessio

A warm goodbye to Alessio De Simone who has taken a research scientist position at Sygnature Discovery.

New translational research grant

25 April 2018

Many thanks to InnovateUK for the award of a grant to support our translational research activities. 

Well done Michail

04 March 2018

At the recent D3R 2018 Workshop (https://drugdesigndata.org/) PhD student Michail Papadourakis presented blinded predictions of host-guest binding energies submitted to the SAMPL6. The results were among the top-ranked in terms...

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