Well done to Sofia Bariami for defending her PhD thesis with minor corrections on Nov 2nd ! Sofia has recently moved on to Cresset for an industrial postdoc position. 



Welcome to Finlay Clark, Anna Herz and Evangelia Notari who joined the group to pursue PhD projects. Finlay and Anna are working on binding free energy calculation methods, whereas Eva is working on peptide design methods. 

Well done to 1st year PhD student Adele Hardie for winning a poster prize at the 2021 CCP5 Summer School2021 CCP5 Summer School. Adele is working on allosteric fragment-based drug design methodologies.  

Congratulations to Jenke who was awarded a poster prize at the virtual Young Modeller's Forum meetingvirtual Young Modeller's Forum meeting on February 12th for his poster ''Data-driven estimation of optimally-designed perturbation networks in relative alchemical free energy calculations''. Jenke's work is sponsored by CressetCresset

Well done to Michail for defending the first Michel group Zoom PhD viva last week ! Of course we had to celebrate online. Michail has already moved on to a postdoc position in Greece. michail zoom

We have openings for several Phd studentships starting in September 2021. See the lab's homepage for details. 



Well done to ex-group members Jordi and Salomé who have now published their work on virtual reality visualisation for ensemble molecular dynamics simulations workflows in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.  

Please see this opportunity if you are interested in a PhD position to carry out research at the interface of molecular dynamics simulation and machine learning for de novo protein design. 

A warm welcome to University of Edinburgh student Charlotte Higgins who has just joined us to carry out her final year research project. Charlotte will work on hybrid Monte Carlo/Molecular dynamics methods for protein-ligand binding simulations. 



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