Salete Baptista


SALETE BAPTISTA

Understanding the structure and dynamics of GPCRs by applying an integrated computational approach.”

CONTACTS

Institutional Email: salete.baptista@ctn.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Personal Email: saletejbaptista@gmail.com

LINKS

Ciência Vitae: https://www.cienciavitae.pt//pt/5D1C-C0C2-747A

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7213-5997

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Salete_Baptista

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/salete-baptista-99452459/

KEYWORDS

Computational chemistry; structural biology; bioinformatics; molecular modeling; structure prediction; homology modeling; molecular docking; protein-protein interactions; protein-ligand interactions; molecular dynamic simulations; binding free energy calculations.

PUBLICATION STATISTICS

h-index: 3

Total citations: 47

Total Publication: 4

  • Original: 1
  • Review: 1
  • Chapter: 2
  • Conference Proceedings: 0

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Jan 2012 – Jun 2018: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialty. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Sep 2006 – Jul 2011: MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE / POSITIONS

  • Apr 2019 – Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, under the project “Membrane proteins – development of new computational approaches and its application to G-protein Coupled Receptors” at Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Mar 2017 – Mar 2019:  Research Scientist at Chem4Pharma, LDA.

R&D PROJECTS [A.K.A. PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH GRANTS]

  • “Membrane proteins – development of new computational approaches and its application to G-protein Coupled Receptors”. Agency: FCT. Role: Team Member
  • Drugs2CAD (2016-2019), CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-003269. Role: Team Member.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Jan 2012 – Dec 2015: FCT Individual PhD Fellowship (SFRH/BD/80975/2011) – To support the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialty at University of Coimbra.

2010 – Award for the best students of 2009/2010, University of Coimbra. Reserved to students ranked in the top 3% of the University of Coimbra.

INVITED PEDAGOGIC ACTIVITIES / LECTURES

Feb 2019: Lecture in “Computer-aided drug design: a tool for discovery new drugs – Protein engineering and drug development: From concepts to applications”: PhD in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, UC-Biotech, Cantanhede.

Mar 2019: Tutorial classes: Integrated Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Pharmaceutical ChemistryII, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

SUPERVISION EXPERIENCES

Set 2019 – present: co-supervision of PhD thesis on “Modulating the circadian rhythm through nuclear receptors ligands. A rational drug discovery approach” in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra.

JURY IN ACADEMIC DEGREES

Jan 2019 – Member (and arguer) of the Master of Science Dissertation on “Design of a Multitarget Strategy for Proteasome and HDAC Inhibition” in Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon

July 2017 – Member (and arguer) of the Master of Science Dissertation on “Resistência aos Inibidores do Proteassoma: uma estratégia in silico” in Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon

MEMBERSHIPS, COUNCILS AND COMISSIONS

May 2015-Present: Co-founder member of Chem4Pharma, LDA, Coimbra, Portugal.