Joan Segura Mora

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Dr Joan Segura Mora

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Joan Segura Mora received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Balearic Islands in 2005. Then, he was awarded with a 2-years research fellowship in the same university and joined the computational biology group in the computer science department. During these two years he was working under the supervision of Dr. Jairo Rocha in development and benchmarking of methods for protein structural alignment. At the same time in 2007, he finished his B.Sc. degree in telecom engineering at the Balearic Islands University. After his time at university, he moved to Madrid to work at the CNB (National Centre for Biotechnology) with Prof. Jose Maria Carazo as part of the INB (National Institute for Bioinformatics) node. He worked for 2 years in the aGEM project in the development of a system for integration of gene expression data with anatomic ontologies. 2009 he received a fellowship from Leeds University to pursue a PhD and joined the Computational Biology group at LIMM (Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine) with DR. Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes. During these 4 years he focused his research on protein interaction maps, protein binding-site prediction and docking. He developed MVORFFIP a method for protein functional site prediction and integrated it with guided docking methods to predict the structure of protein interactions. In March 2013 he returned to Madrid with Prof Jose Maria Carazo where he is currently working in several projects related to hybrid methods for structural reconstruction and database integration. During this project he has developed DIMERO and 3DIANA methods to integrate interactomic data with protein fitting approaches and 3DBIONOTES a web platform for the integration of protein structures with biological annotations. In 2015 he was awarded with a ‘Juan de la Cierva formación’ fellowship and is supervising a PhD student.

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