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Walter F. de Azevedo Jr.
Prof. Azevedo is frontiers section editor (Bioinformatics and Biophysics) for the Current Drug Targets, section editor (Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery) for the Current Medicinal Chemistry, member of the editorial board of Current Bioinformatics, academic editor for PeerJ, and editor of Docking Screens for Drug Discovery (Methods of Molecular Biology)(Springer Nature). He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP)(1997). During his Ph.D., he worked under the supervision of Prof. Sung-Hou Kim (University of California, Berkeley), on a split Ph.D. program with a fellowship from the Brazilian Research Council (1993-1996). His Ph.D. was about the structure of CDK2 (de Azevedo Jr. et al., 1996)(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8610110). He is the coordinator of the Structural Biochemistry Laboratory at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. His research interests are interdisciplinary with two major emphases: molecular simulations and protein-ligand interactions. He published over 170 scientific papers about protein structures and computer models to assess intermolecular interactions involving proteins and potential ligands. These publications have over 4500 citations in the Web of Science (Publons h-index: 36)(https://publons.com/researcher/1890214/walter-f-de-azevedo-jr/), +5300 citations (Scopus h-index: 40)(https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7006435557), and +6750 citations(Google Scholar h-index: 43).
Artificial Intelligence Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biomolecules Biophysical Chemistry Biophysics Chemometrics Computational Biology Crystallography Data Mining & Machine Learning Scientific Computing & Simulation Theoretical & Computational Chemistry Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics