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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Congratulations to Marie

12 October 2020

Well done Marie for co-authoring a comprehensive review on the art of staple peptide design, the article has now appeared in Peptide Science. 

Welcome to Adele

18 September 2020

A big welcome to Adele Lipaviciute who has recently joined the group to pursue a PhD on the topic of protein allostery and fragment-based drug design. Adele's research is in...

Hi again Lester

04 August 2020

Lester Hedges from the University of Bristol has started a secondment with us.  Lester is a familiar sight, having worked previously with us on an EPSRC funded project that led...

Well done Jenke, Wilson and Toni

09 July 2020

Congratulations to Jenke Scheen who published the first paper from his PhD studies ''A hybrid Alchemical Free Energy/Machine Learning Methodology for the Computation of Hydration Free Energies'' in the Journal of Chemical...

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