Margarida Amaral
Biosystems and Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Understanding of human diseases and drug discovery using functional genomics and systems approaches along with molecular and cell biology approaches.
Marek Cieplak
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Biological physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, disordered systems.
Bill Eaton
National Institutes of Health, USA
The physics of protein folding and the discovery of a drug for sickle cell disease.
Ehud Gazit
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Molecular Structure and Self-Assembly at the Nano-Scale
Cláudio Gomes
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Formation of misfolded proteins, aggregates and amyloids. Contribution of metal ions, small molecules and biochemical factors to these processes.
Rita Horvath
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Molecular basis of disease with the aim of developing treatments for patients with rare inherited neurological conditions, such as mitochondrial disease and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Sophie Jackson
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
Protein folding and assembly of large protein complexes. Knotted proteins.
Paula Leandro
iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal
New therapeutic approaches for Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) either by replacement of the deficient enzyme or by rescuing the misfolded target enzyme using small compounds.
Kresten Lindorff-Larsen
Department of Biology, Copenhagen Biocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Protein dynamics and its relationship to protein structure and function.
Miguel Machuqueiro
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Influence of pH on biomolecules at the water/membrane interface.
Raffaello Potestio
Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy
Development and application of coarse-grained models and coarse-graining strategies for soft matter, in particular biologically relevant systems
Eugene Shakhnovich
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA
Basic principles of protein folding and structural and dynamical properties of other complex polymer systems.
Dave Thirumalai
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
General principles that govern the folding of biomolecules.