Jo-Mei Huang

JuMBO PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Legname SISSA

Summary of career/studies

Trained as a pharmacist, translating biological concepts to a molecular level fascinates me. To gain insights into biomolecular interactions at an atomic level, I chose the international MSc programme "Drug Innovation" offered by Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During MSc study I was involved in three molecular modelling projects: 1) design, synthesis and evaluation of galectin inhibitors with Prof. Pieters, 2) binding free energy calculations at MSD and 3) protein-RNA interactions with Prof. Bonvin.

Why JuMBO PhD?

The JUMBO programme offers structured course training and a great opportunity to work on prion proteins with Prof. Giuseppe Legname and his collaboration groups combining experimental work with molecular modelling approaches.