Adina Milac

Adina L. Milac


Dr. Milac is currently main researcher at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy, where she conducts research in computational molecular biochemistry since 1999. In 2005, she obtained a PhD in Physics with cum laude honors from the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, followed by five years of postdoctoral training in bioinformatics and computational biology at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA). During over 15 years of experience in bioinformatics and computational biochemistry, she taught several courses of molecular modeling and simulation, bioinformatics and biostatistics and authored over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Adaptive & Self-Organizing Systems Artificial Intelligence Biochemistry Biodiversity Bioinformatics Biophysics Biotechnology Cell Biology Computational Biology Computational Science Computer Aided Design Data Mining & Machine Learning Databases Drugs & Devices Evolutionary Studies Genomics Molecular Biology

Work details

Main researcher

Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy
September 1999
Bioinformatics and Structural Biochemistry


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases / NIH
July 2005 - July 2007
Molecular dynamics simulation of glycosyltransferases to understand the role of conformational changes in substrate binding and ligand processing


National Cancer Institute / NIH
August 2007 - August 2010
- Modelling and molecular dynamics simulation of voltage-gated and mechanosensitive ion channels to understand molecular basis of the conformational changes during gating. - Development of a method to improve the accuracy of ion channels homology models by using symmetry constraints during molecular dynamics simulations.