Prof. Walter Filgueira de Azevedo Jr.  

"Computational scientists solve tomorrow's problems with yesterday's computers; computer scientists seem to do it the other way around."--anonymous.

I graduated in Physics (BSc in Physics) at University of Sao Paulo (USP) in 1990. I completed a Master Degree in Applied Physics also at USP (1992), working under supervision of Prof. Yvonne P. Mascarenhas, the founder of crystallography in Brazil. My dissertation was about X-ray crystallography applied to organometallics compounds (De Azevedo et al., 1995). During my PhD I worked under supervision of Prof. Sung-Hou Kim (University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry), on a split PhD program with a fellowship from Brazilian Research Council (CNPq)(1993-1996). My PhD was about the crystallographic structure of CDK2 (Cyclin-Depedent Kinase 2) (De Azevedo et al., 1996). In 1996, I returned to Brazil. In April 1997, I finished my PhD and moved to Sao Jose do Rio Preto (SP, Brazil) (UNESP) and worked there from 1997 to 2005. In 1997, I started the Laboratory of Biomolecular Systems- Department of Physics-UNESP - São Paulo State University. In 2005, I moved to Porto Alegre/RS (Brazil), where I am now. My current position is coordinator of the Laboratory of Computational Systems Biology at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). My research interests are interdisciplinary with two major emphases: Bio-inspired computing and Computational Systems Biology. I published over 170 scientific papers about protein structures and computer simulation methods applied to the study of biological systems (H-index: 38). These publications have over 5000 citations.

I am editor for the following journals:

-Current Drug Targets (Regional Editor)

-Current Medicinal Chemistry (Section Editor) (Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery)


-Current Bioinformatics (Member of the Editorial Board)

-Current Medicinal Chemistry (Guest Editor)


-PeerJ (Member of the Editorial Board)

-Jacobs Journal of Computer Science (Member of the Editorial Board) 

-Jacobs Journal of Biochemistry (Member of the Editorial Board)