David Miguel Dias

David obtained his MSc. in Biochemistry at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). In 2011, he was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to join the Ciulli and Abell laboratories in Cambridge (UK). Here he focused on targetting protein-protein interaction (PPIs) via fragment-based lead discovery approaches. David's work involves a wide set of bophysical methods but he has been mainly using NMR spectroscopy as a tool to screen and structurally validate fragment binding against several targets. David had joined the Baldwin group to explore the relationship between drug discovery and protein dynamics. He is interested in understanding how mechanisms of proteins aggregation in amyloid diseases can be better understood and potentially use that insight as a rationale for hit generation against amyloid-like proteins.


david.dias AT chem.ox.ac.uk