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Journal of Theoretical & Computational Science

Journal of Theoretical & Computational Science
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-130X

Yovani Marrero Ponce

Yovani Marrero Ponce

Yovani Marrero Ponce
Professor
Central University of Las Villas, Cuba

Biography

Dr.Yovani Marrero Ponce is currently working at Unit of Computer-Aided Molecular “Biosilico” Discovery and Bioinformatic Research (CAMD-BIR Unit), Faculty of Chemistry-Pharmacy. Central University of Las Villas, Cuba. He is also an Guest Researcher at Institut Universitari de Ciencia Molecular, Universitat de Valencia, Spain. Dr.Yovani Marrero Ponce has completed his PhD in Chemical Sciences at Havana University and has more than 60 publications in international journals.

Research Interest

My current research interests are in the area of drug discovery, specifically the development of new computational methods for chem-bio-informatics investigations. In this sense, I’m also interested in the development of novel molecular and macromolecular (proteins and nucleic acids) descriptors for using in the development of QSPR/QSAR, “rational” (computer-aided) drug design, characterization of molecular similarity, computational (virtual and in silico) screening, proteins and nucleic acids classification, macromolecule-drug interactions, folding degree description, and early pharmacokinetics and toxicity prediction. More recently, I am also interested in the comparative modelling, and docking and scoring. These research areas (plus QSAR/QSPR) are powerful when used individually, but their true power is exploited when they are used together to provide a complete story of the interaction of a ligand with its receptor.

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