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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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Section Editor (Combinatorial/Medicinal Chemistry) for the Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening ISSN: 1875-5402

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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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Member of the Editorial Board for the Organic & Medicinal Chemistry International Journal ISSN: 2474-7610

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Section Editor in Chief (Bioinformatics) for Bioengineering International. ISSN 2668-7119

 

Research

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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

Project-Based Learning

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. In the course of Drug Design, I suggest a list of projects focused on different protein targets. The students choose one of the protein targets and carry out docking simulations to identify potential new inhibitors for these enzymes. We use the same list of enzymes for Bioinformatics and Machine Learning courses. In the Machine Learning course, the students develop machine learning models to predict ligand-binding affinity for a specific enzyme. In the Bioinformatics courses, I invite the students to create Python codes to analyze protein-ligand interactions, using the protein targets as study cases. For those interested in project-based learning and project-driven learning, I have included a list of sites below.

This page brings material for the courses that I teach in post-graduate and undergraduate courses. For most of the courses that I teach, I have adopted the project-based learning approach. In the project-based approach, the students develop a project related to the subject of the course.

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.

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