SoftMatterLab, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Salerno (IT). The lab has a strong expertise in computational biology and chemical modelling, and it has recently developed a novel algorithms for molecular docking and for ab initio protein structure prediction. More specifically, our work entails:
-Computational biology: in the recent years we have active in investigating the role of membrane physical state in controlling cell functioning, and the possibilities to control the cell state by lipid drugs (the so called lipid therapy). This activity is witnessed by numerous papers published on international journals
-Chemical modelling: we have been involved in the definition of new protocols for investigating molecular docking. The main outcomes have been a software for blind molecular docking (www.yada.unisa.it) with high accuracy, and new procedure for assisted in silico folding.