Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design
The Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design (LabMol) was established in March 2009, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Goiás. The laboratory is equipped with a powerful computer facility and molecular modeling and design softwares. At present, there are 15 members in LabMol, including 1 Professor, 1 Visiting Professor, 1 Research assistant, 1 Postdoctoral researcher, 7 Ph.D. students and 1 Master degree students, and 3 undergraduate students. The lab is generally interested on designing new drugs for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases and cancer, and also to develop new tools for predicting pharmacokinetics properties and toxicity, using the broad areas of computer-assisted drug design, cheminformatics, and structural bioinformatics.
Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy of Federal University of Goias, and head of LabMol – Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design. She graduated in Pharmacy and got her Ph.D. degree in drugs and medicines at University of Sao Paulo (USP), with part of her PhD developed at the University of New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on Drug Design for Neglected Diseases and Cancer, using integrated Virtual Screening (VS) approaches, QSAR models and cheminformatics and chemogenomics approaches to identify new hit compounds for these diseases. Her group is also focused on the generation of predictive tools to study metabolism and toxicity of chemical compounds. In 2014 she was awarded with the “For Women in Science” award from L’Oréal Brasil- UNESCO-ABC, and in 2015 she received the “International Rising Talents” award from L’Oréal – UNESCO. Since 2012, she is CNPq research fellow – 2 level, and is the treasurer of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) (2014-2016). In 2016 she was elected Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Katerina Varlamova, Ph.D.
She obtained her master´s degree in Chemical Technology of Pharmaceutical Substances in Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine in 2008 and PhD in Organic Chemistry from A.V. Bogatsky Physical-Chemical Institute NASU, Odessa, Ukraine in 2013. She was visiting researcher in University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France in 2009-2010. Then Dr. Varlamova had postdoctoral position in A.V. Bogatsky Physical-Chemical Institute NASU and was senior lecturer in Odessa National Polytechnic University. The main branch of investigation includes development of theoretical approach and models for studying structure-property relationship i.e. QSAR/QSPR analysis and molecular design of compounds with the desired characteristics. Preferences: QSAR analysis of mixtures.