Speakers

Prof. Alfonso Valencia

ICREA Research Professor and Director of the Life Science Dept, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (E)
Main research activities: analysis of complex biological networks, putting together epigenomics, transcriptomics and disease molecular characterization.

Prof. Elisa Fadda

Chair of Computational Glycoscience research group, Maynooth University (IE)

Main research area: Understanding the sequence-to-structure relationships in complex carbohydrates (glycans) and in glycoproteins and their roles in molecular recognition, by means ofmolecular simulations approaches, with a recent focus on the role of SARS-CoV2 spike glycans in infection.

Prof. Franca Fraternali

Director of Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, Kings College London (UK)
Main research focus: A journey into the multiple functions of Abs and their versatility and how the class switching can modulate the immune response, the affinity and the specificity of the antigen molecular recognition mechanism.

Prof. Dame Janet Thornton

Prof. Dame Janet Thornton, FRS, former Director of EMBL-EBI, Hinxton (UK).
Main research focus: understanding of the structure of proteins, how they shape the living organisms and contribute to disease. By building tools and databases, which she makes freely available, she contributes to Open Science worldwide.

Prof. Torsten Schwede

Professor of Bioinformatics at Biozentrum and Vice President of Research at Univerisy of Basel (CH)
Main research focus: Understanding proteins function from their 3D structure, by developing computer programs based on comparative modelling.

Prof. Henriette Molinari

Full professor of Organic Chemistry at University of Verona, until 2013. Since 2013 Research Associate at SCITEC, NMR Lab, CNR, Milan (I)
Main research focus: NMR structural characterization of folding, dynamics and interaction properties of biomacromolecules; characterization of protein-lipids and protein-nanoparticles systems; study of the aggregation properties of pathological and non-pathological amyloid systems.

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