IQTC Women: Salomé Llabrés
Salomé Llabrés Prat graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona in 2010 and subsequently joined the Department of Physical-Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Barcelona) to pursue her Master’s degree (2011) and her PhD in Biotechnology (2015) under the supervision of professors Ramon Pouplana and F. Javier Luque. Her thesis work focused on understanding the mechanism of action of anti-Influenza compounds. Soon after obtaining her PhD, Salomé joined the group of Prof Ulrich Zachariae at the University of Dundee as a postdoctoral research assistant to model the molecular mechanisms driving antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (2016-2017). Afterward, she moved to the University of Edinburgh to work with the group of Dr. Julien Michel using computational approaches to characterize the conformational changes and energetic landscapes of intrinsically disordered regions in proteins (2018). Between 2019 and 2020, she was an application developer on the European-wide project BioExcel-2 (devoted to providing applications, tools, support, and networking opportunities to Life Science researchers) as part of the working team assembled by the Edinburg Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh.
In September of 2020, she returned to the University of Barcelona as a Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación researcher at the Computational Biology and Drug Design group
Nowadays, her main research interests are the study of protein dynamics using molecular dynamics simulations and employing Computer Aided Drug Design techniques to develop new bioactive molecules, projects on which she leverages her experience on challenging biological systems such as membrane complexes and intrinsically disordered proteins.
In her spare time, Salomé enjoys being with her family, reading books and drawing using traditional and digital tools.