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Pedro J. Silva


I was originally raised as en experimental Biochemist. My PhD research centered on the biochemical characterization of the soluble hydrogenase of the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus. Eventually, the research focus broadened to include other metalloproteins from P. furiosus, which were characterized by biochemical, electrochemical and spectroscopic methods (electron paramagnetic resonance, UV-Vis spectroscopy, cofactor analysis, bioinformatics, enzymology, etc.). After completing my PhD, I became an Assistant Professor at Universidade Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal). My research focus then moved to the computational study of enzymatic and organic reaction mechanisms using quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics methods. I have been an Academic Editor for PeerJ since September 2015.

Aquatic & Marine Chemistry Atmospheric Chemistry Biochemistry Biogeochemistry Bioinformatics Biophysics Computational Biology Ecotoxicology Green Chemistry Metabolic Sciences Microbiology Molecular Biology Pharmacology Synthetic Biology Toxicology

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11 Feb 2016

This is a nice paper, even though the results are frustrating for those who expect that semi-empirical methods will soon become a useful alternative to DFT in real-life application...

10 May 2013

Minor points: p. 19 "Procerain, a stable cysteine protease […] was found to have a molecular mass of 28.8KDa and an isoelectric point of 9.32." The original paper (Dubey, VK a...

10 May 2013

Other minor points: Figs 25-35: The xx axis are labeled “enzyme concentration” instead of urea /CaCl2, NaCl, etc… concentration. Are those concentrations final concentrations or (...

10 May 2013

Other Major points: The data on figs 9-18 are extensively described verbally, which is redundant as proper graphs tell the story much more effectively. An attempt to discuss,...

03 Jan 2014

line 120: " the name of either the region, or various localities within the region (e.g., “Ireland” and “England” for the Western Atlantic)." Should it not be Eastern Atlantic?...