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(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Maria João Ramos

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Research group
High Performance Computing in Molecular Modelling

Position
Academic Staff

I did my first degree in chemistry at the University of Porto and a Ph.D. in muon research at the University of Glasgow. Subsequently I did a post-doc at the University of Oxford, UK.
In 2019 I got the Medinabeitia-Lourenço Prize awarded by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). In 2014, I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Stockholm University, Sweden, given as a recognition of the work in the fields of Enzymatic Catalysis and Molecular Docking. In 1974, the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal, gave me a prize for best student. I have been a Vice-Rector for R&D and have performed extensive evaluation research work for several research entities.

Representative Publications

Farnesyltransferase inhibitors: A detailed chemical view on an elusive biological problem
10.2174/092986708784638825
The adaptive evolution of the mammalian mitochondrial genome
10.1186/1471-2164-9-119
Computational enzymatic catalysis
10.1021/ar7001045
General performance of density functionals
10.1021/jp0734474
Hot spots-A review of the protein-protein interface determinant amino-acid residues
10.1002/prot.21396
The carboxylate shift in zinc enzymes: A computational study
10.1021/ja067103n
Computational alanine scanning mutagenesis - An improved methodological approach
10.1002/jcc.20566
Protein-ligand docking: Current status and future challenges
10.1002/prot.21082
NF-kappa B in human disease: current inhibitors and prospects for de novo structure based design of inhibitors
10.2174/0929867053363180
Theoretical insights into the mechanism for thiol/disulfide exchange
10.1002/chem.200305343