Most recent CompBioLab group picture (December 2017):
From left to right: Guillem Casadevall, Ferran Feixas, Javi Iglesias, Miquel estévez, Lorenzo d’Amore, Leila Pujals, Carla Calvó, Miguel Ángel Maria-Solano, Adrià Romero, Eila Serrano, Sílvia Osuna, Christian Curado.
She works on the computational exploration of enzyme catalysis. Her research interests also include the computational study of carbon-based materials such as fullerenes, endohedral metallofullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene through Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Dynamics simulations (see the complete publication list).
Leader of Catalysis CompBioLab Team: Postdoc (now at UCLA at Prof. K. N. Houk lab)
He works on the computational study of fullerene and related carbon-based systems (thesis project). Apart from that, Marc works on the computational investigation of esterases and epoxide hydrolases with Sílvia.
Dr. Javier Iglesias-Fernández
Leader of Markov State Models CompBioLab Team: Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow (EnzVolNet project)
Javi works on the computational exploration of LovD and Tryptophan Synthase (TrpS) enzymes using Molecular Dynamics simulations and Markov State Models.
Leader of Assembly/Recognition CompBioLab Team: Hired thanks to ERC-StG project
Ferran works on the application of accelerated Molecular Dynamics in enzyme design.
Mr. Adrià Romero
FI PhD student
He works on the computational study of (bio)inorganic reaction mechanisms, and the evaluation of DE-generated aldolases with Sílvia. He is also exploring the reaction mechanism of the copper-based enzyme quercetinase.
Ms. Eila Serrano
FI PhD student
Eila works on the computational investigation of esterases and epoxide hydrolases using Molecular Dynamics simulations with Marc and Sílvia.
Mr. Miguel Ángel Maria Solano
FPI PhD student
Miguel Ángel works on the computational investigation of tryptophan synthases, and alcohol dehydrogenases (together with Adrià) using Molecular Dynamics simulations.
Mr. Lorenzo d’Amore
UdG PhD student
Lorenzo works on the computational investigation of P450s (together with Marc) using Molecular Dynamics simulations.
Mr. Christian Curado
PhD student (ERC-StG)
Christian works on the computational exploration of MAO-N enzyme and variants using molecular dynamics simulations.
Mr. Miquel Estévez
PhD student (ERC-StG)
Miquel works on the computational investigation of halohydrin dehalogenases using Molecular Dynamics simulations.
Ms. Carla Clavó
Tech transfer Contract
Carla is working on a recent collaboration established with the company BIOMAR.
Mr. Guillem Casadevall
Guillem works on the exploration of Epoxide Hydrolases selectivity and activity using Molecular Dynamics simulations and Markov State Models.
Ms. Leila Pujals
Leila works on the computational investigation of halohydrin dehalogenases using Molecular Dynamics simulations.
TFG students: Judit Torrent, and Cristina Duran are doing the final research project with us.
Previous group members:
Mr. Juan Pablo Martínez
PhD defense: November 2016
Juan Pablo has worked on the computational exploration of fullerene and carbon nanotube reactivity. His PhD has been supervised by: Prof. Miquel Solà, Dr. Albert Poater, Dr. S. Osuna all at UdG, and Prof. F. M. Bichelhaupt at VUA.
Mr. Ferran Planas
PhD student at Fami Himo’s Lab
Ferran studies a scavenger decapping enzyme that hydrolizes the protective 5′ cap structure on short mRNA fragments. This study is done in collaboration with Dr. Ramon Crehuet (CSIC Barcelona) and Dr. Remco Sprangers (Max Planck Tübingen, Germany).