II Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Biologia Computacional

soccatbiolo-bioinfoII Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Biologia Computacional Organitzada per la Secció de Bioinformàtica i Biologia Computacional de la SCB i Bioinformatics Barcelona. INSTITUT D´ESTUDIS CATALANS Sala Prat de la Riba, Institut d’Estudis Catalans Carrer del Carme, 47. Barcelona. Carrer del Carme 47, Barcelona. 12 de desembre de 2014.

MODULATION OF THE IMMUNE RECEPTORS CD300F AND CD200R AS A NOVEL THERAPEUTIC STRATEGY FOR ACUTE CNS DAMAGE. Luis Agulló and Jordi Villà-Freixa. Research Group in Bioinformatics and Medical Statistics (BEM), Polytechnic School, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, 08500 Vic.

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Project on HIV granted

The project Monoclonal antibodies against the MPER sequence of HIV envelope subunit gp41. Learning from activity data to desing new immunogens of the Cell Virology and Immunology Group (IRSI-Caixa) has been granted by the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria, Spanish Ministry of Health (Spain). Our computational group at UVic participates as partner in this project.


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Poster at ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS, Boston 2014

ECTRIMS2014Sunny Malhotra has presented the poster Molecular dynamics and intracellular signalling of the TNF-R1 carrying the R92Q mutation at the annual meeting of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS). This communication shows the last results of our investigation on the effects of the R92Q mutation on the behavior of the TNF type I receptor.


Link: Mult Scler. 2014 Sep; 20(1 Suppl): 285-496

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Expoquimia 2014

International Matchmaking Event Chemical and Material Technologies at Expoquimia 2014 (2nd October):



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12th Symposium on Bioinformatics (XII Jornadas de Bioinformática), Sevilla 2014

Oral presentation: Agulló L, Buch I, Guti​érrez-de-Terán H, de Fabritiis G, Garcia­-Dorado D, Villà­-Freixa J. Computational exploration of the binding mode of the heme-dependent activator YC-1 into the active catalytic site of soluble guanylate cyclase. F1000Posters 2014, 5:1447 (slides).


Link to this presentation.

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Publication at Cardiovascular Research

Inserte J, Hernando V, Ruiz-Meana M, Poncelas-Nozal M, Fernández C, Agulló L, Sartorio C, Vilardosa U, Garcia-Dorado D. Delayed phospholamban phosphorylation in post-conditioned heart favours Ca2+ normalization and contributes to protection. Cardiovasc Res. 2014 Sep 1;103(4):542-53.


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Our lab granted with 1,140,000 computational hours

Our project Modulation of immune receptors function as a novel therapeutic strategy for acute CNS damage has been granted with 1,140,000 computational hours at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center by The Red Española de Supercomputación (RES).

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New stage in my professional career: University of Vic

Today, I have been contracted by the University of Vic as researcher of the Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory (CBBL), directed by Dr. Jordi Villà-Freixa.


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American Heart Association (AHA) 2013

Abstract 17556: Inserte J, Hernando V, Vilardosa U, Poncelas M, Agullo L, Garcia-Dorado D. Delayed Phospholamban Phosphorylation During Reperfusion in Postconditioned Myocardium Favours Ca2+ Normalization Through Na+/Ca+-exchanger and Contributes to Protection. Circulation. 2013;128:A17556.

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

nobel-prizeThe Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems”.

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