Marcius da Silva Almeida, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
National Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Address
Ilha do Fund�o
Room: E10
City
Rio de Janeiro
Country
Brazil
E-mail
msalmeida[at]bioqmed.ufrj.br
Website
http://www.bioqmed.ufrj.br/conteudo_view.asp?id=237
Research Field
Molecular biology
Award Year
2003
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Kurt Wuthrich, Ph.D.

Research

My research interests are structural biology of proteins and structural genomics. Moreover, studying the structure of proteins in solution by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and the cloning of cDNAs and subsequent heterologous expression of recombinant proteins in Pichia pastoris and Escherichia coli. In other aspects, we are applying advances related to structural genomics to biomedical areas such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. My group is interested primarily in using structural data to understand the activity displayed by a protein.