I'm Brian. RSE and Postdoctoral Researcher at Bonvin Lab.

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Postdoctoral researcher and research software engineer. My main interests are artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, protein-protein and protein-DNA docking and interactions, scientific software development and high performance computing. I am also interested in agile methodologies, test-driven development and in building quality into scientific software.

I obtained my degree in Computer Sciences from UPC BarcelonaTech in 2008, worked in the private sector until 2010, date in which I started my PhD in Bioinformatics (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Universitat de Barcelona), defending my thesis in 2016 with a final grade of Cum Laude. During my studies and research, I had the opportunity to specialize one year at the EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in swarm intelligence and biocomputing, and becoming a visitor student at the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation in Osaka, Japan. I am also a course instructor at the UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in the UOC-UB MSc in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics.

I am currently established in Utrecht and Barcelona.

Research
Selected Projects

LightDock

A novel protein-protein docking framework based on the Glowworm Swarm Optimization (GSO) algorithm.

SKEMPI 2.0

The SKEMPI database contains data on the changes in thermodynamic parameters and kinetic rate constants upon mutation, for protein-protein interactions for which a structure of the complex has been solved and is available in the Protein Databank.

PyDockWEB

A web server for the structural prediction of protein-protein interactions.

CCharPPI

Computational characterization of protein-protein interactions server.

PyDockSAXS

Rigid-body protein-protein docking that combines computational and experimental SAXS information.

Previous
Postdoctoral Researcher at MuG project.
2016-2018
Software Engineer
2008-2010

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