Dr. Daniela Peixoto was hired to work on the project entitled Drug Discovery for p53 PPI-targets. This project is financed by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) to discover and develop novel molecules able of inhibiting the p53–MDM2/X interaction. The computational chemistry studies will involve the discovery of novel putative inhibitors using a combination of pharmacophore, docking and virtual screening of drug like databases following a hit to lead strategy. In-house hits will also enter optimizations stages using similar computational strategies. Her work will also transmit relevant information for the organic synthesis supervised by Dr. Maria M.M. Santos.
The research developed will follow the efforts previously published in the papers:
We welcome Dr. Daniela at the group and send our best wishes for and excellent scientific output and career development.