Fernando Da Silva
Fernando Da Silva graduated in physics from State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1994. After a Ph.D. thesis under Bo Jonsson on the statistical mechanical studies of aqueous solutions and biomolecular systems, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in theoretical chemistry at University of Lund, Sweden, and joined as a Research Assistant the Department of Physics at the State University of Sao Paulo. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Physics and Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an Assistant Professor. He was subsequently appointed an Associate Professor in physical chemistry where he carries a research on fundamental forces in molecular biophysics (particularly protein electrostatics), molecular modeling, and structural bioinformatics. He is currently researching with three significant aims: a) methodological development of computational tools and simulation software for (bio)molecular systems; b) investigations of generic aspects of ionic strength and proton effects in the stability, structure and function of biological macromolecules in solution; c) application of this technology to functionally interesting systems (e.g., calcium-binding proteins, hemoglobin and milk proteins-pectin complexes). He is currently the Head of the Laboratory of Computational Biophysical Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 6 July 2011