The Bioinformatics Unit of the CBMSO was founded in 2002 by Dr. Angel Ramirez Ortiz. After his untimely and premature loss in May 2008, we were recognized as an emerging group in April 2009 under the leadership of Dr. Ugo Bastolla.
Our group is active in the field of the computational structural biology of proteins. Our main research lines are the computational study of protein structures, stability and evolution, drug design by docking and virtual screening, and theoretical ecology, in particular applied to bacterial communities. We also provide Bioinformatics facility to the CBMSO.
The drug design unit is directed by Dr. Antonio Morreale and this where this platform was developed.
Our close collaborators in developing software and applications for drug discovery are: