PhD :Modelling Protein Backbone Loops using the Monte-Carlo Method. Use of advanced sampling method to model backbone flexibility using the Monte Carlo method. University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
Current Research : ANR Protanin, study of non structured proline rich proteins and their interactions with polyphenols.
Context : This study is an ANR funded project in collaboration with several teams scattered in France. It involves biochemistry (INRA Montpellier), NMR spectroscopy (CBD, Montpellier), X-Ray scattering spectroscopy (ESPCI, Paris). Aims of the study are to investigate the binding process between human salivary rich proteins, such as IB5, and polyphenols. (binding responsible for the astringency mouth feel).
The use of molecular modelling and experimental methods should provide precious insight into the binding mechanism.
Physical Chemsitry labs, year one, 2005-2006, University of Southampton
Participation to the online University Project Unisciel. his project plans to gather various courses on the web, more particularly focused on scientific topics to help students with their courses.