Baldo Oliva

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Baldo did his degree in Chemistry in 1987 and the doctorate in 1992 in the speciality of Biotechnology in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) under the supervison of Prof. E Querol and Prof. FX Avilés. The main core of his doctorate was done under the supervision of Prof. O Tapia in the Department of Physical Chemistry, in Uppsala (Sweden). Lately he's been working in the Molecular Modeling Lab of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, supervised by Dr. MJE Sternberg. Between 1992 and 2001 he worked in the Institute of Fundamental Biology. Currently he is full professor of Structural Biology in the Pompeu Fabra University.

Dr. Baldo Oliva heads the Structural Bioinformatics Group. The group has worked in two lines of research: one on protein structure characterization, protein structure/function prediction and protein docking; and another in the integration and prediction of protein-protein interactions. We have developed several databases for loop structure classifications, standalone software frameworks and servers ( Dr. Oliva has published more than 90 referenced articles in journals such as Proteins, Protein Science, Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acid Research, Journal of Molecular Biology, Molecular Systems Biology, Genes and Development and PNAS, among others. He has tutored 10 PhD theses since 1996. He’s been involved in four EU funded projects (Infobiomed NoE, AneurIST, eTOX and SHIPREC) as member of the GRIB and managed projects from private foundations (Fundación Ramon Areces), public institutions (Spanish Ministry of Sciences, the Catalan Government and Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and R&D projects from Spanish Ministry of Industry (in collaboration with Infociencia,SL.).

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi.


Present research interests

  • Comparative modeling
  • Structure description and topological classifications of supersecondary structures
  • Machine learning approaches
  • Methods of alignment of sequence and structure
  • Prediction of protein-protein interactions and protein-DNA interactions
  • Network analyses and systems biology



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