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Frontiers Section Editor (Bioinformatics and Biophysics) for the Current Drug Targets ISSN: 1873-5592

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Section Editor (Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery) for the Current Medicinal Chemistry ISSN: 1875-533X

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Member of the Editorial Board for the PeerJ ISSN: 2167-8359

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Member of the Editorial Board for the Current Bioinformatics ISSN: 2212-392X (Online) ISSN: 1574-8936 (Print)

 

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Protein-Ligand Interacions

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Molecular Docking

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Bioinspired Computing

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Computational Systems Biology

 

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Volkart PA et al. Curr Drug Targets. 2019;20(7):716-726

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Russo S, De Azevedo WF. Curr Med Chem 2019. 26(10):1908-1919





This page brings material for the courses that I teach in post-graduate  and undergraduate courses. The material is in Portuguese except for Drug Design course. For most of the courses that I teach, I have adopted the project-based learning approach. In project-based courses, it is proposed for the students a list of potential projects to be developed during the course. These projects are focused on proteins, as the ones described in the video on the left.

Prof. Walter F. de Azevedo Jr., PhD.

Crystallization of protein in a microgravity environment (video in Portuguese). Experiments carried out on the Discovery space shuttle STS-95 on October 29, 1998.

Project-Based Learning   

The project-based learning allows the students to apply the basic knowledge of a course to develop research projects where they can exercise their creativity and become more interested in the content of a discipline. As an example, let's consider the Drug Design course, I propose a list of research projects focused on the protein targets listed below. The students choose one of the protein targets and carry out docking simulations to identify potential new inhibitors for these enzymes. The same list of enzymes is used for Bioinformatics and Machine Learning courses. In the Machine Learning course, the students are asked to develop machine learning models to predict ligand-binding affinity for a specific enzyme. In the Bioinformatics courses, the students are invited to create Python codes to analyze protein-ligand interactions, using the protein targets as study cases. For those interested in the project-based learning and project-driven learning, I have included a list of sites below.   

Research Projects    

Links Related to Project-Based Learning