Franca Fraternali

Franca Fraternali

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Research interests

The research interests of the group are in the study of the physical nature of the interactions between protein-protein, protein-solvent, protein-lipid and protein-nucleic acid. We use bioinformatics methods to analyse the available data on such interactions and molecular simulations and biophysical theoretical methods to characterise and determine their stability. We develop methods for simulations of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. We focus in particular to proteins involved in neurodegenerations and kinases involved in cancer. Recently, the group has focused on Human protein-protein interaction networks, their characterisation in terms of 3D structures and conserved domains, and the analysis of the relative complexes interfaces. We have developed tools to map and estimate the impact of genetic variation on protein  interactions and their structural stability.

Research interests (short)

Physical nature of the interactions between protein-protein, protein-solvent, protein-lipid and protein-nucleic acid. Bioinformatics methods to analyse the available data are developed and applied.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Methods and Applications in Computer Simulations of Biomolecules

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Computational Modelling
  • Structural Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry

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