Early during my scientific career, I focused on studying protein-protein interactions by computational methods. During my PhD, I shifted my focus to protein-small molecule interactions and their modulation in the context of computer-aided drug design for neglected tropical diseases. As a passionate Linux-user and administrator, I moved on to dive into aspects of databases, data management and FAIR data (data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).
In my current postdoctoral research at UEF, I finally bring all my expertise together: To decipher and exploit coronaviral interactions for drug discovery (CoVIDD project), I combine computer-aided drug discovery with protein-protein interaction studies, programming, databases and machine-learning. And all that - naturally - penguin-powered.
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Research groups - UEF
Liu, Xiaonan; Huuskonen, Sini; Laitinen, Tuomo; Redchuk, Taras; Bogacheva, Mariia; Salokas, Kari; Pöhner, Ina; Öhman, Tiina; Tonduru, Arun Kumar; Hassinen, Antti; Gawriyski, Lisa; Keskitalo, Salla; Vartiainen, Maria K.; Pietiäinen, Vilja; Poso, Antti; Varjosalo, Markku. 2021. SARS-CoV-2--host proteome interactions for antiviral drug discovery Molecular systems biology 17 11: e10396. 2021
Plavec, Zlatka; Pöhner, Ina; Poso, Antti; Butcher, Sarah J. 2021. Virus structure and structure-based antivirals Current opinion in virology 51: 16-24. 2021