LabMol Team

The Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design (LabMol) was established in March 2009, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Federal University of Goiás. The laboratory is equipped with a powerful computer facility and molecular modeling and design softwares. At present, there are 16 members in LabMol, including 1 Professor, 1 Visiting Professor, 3 Research Associate, 9 Ph.D. students and 2 undergraduate students. The lab is generally interested on designing new drugs for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases and cancer, and also to develop new tools for predicting pharmacokinetics properties and toxicity, using the broad areas of computer-assisted drug design, cheminformatics, and structural bioinformatics.
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Prof. Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade

Lab Director

Dr. Andrade is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, and head of LabMol – Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design, since 2010. She obtained her Ph.D. in Drugs and Medicines from the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil), with an internship at the University of New Mexico (USA), under the supervision of Prof. Antony Hopfinger. Her research focuses on Computer-Assisted and Artificial Intelligence-oriented Drug Design, aiming at discovering new drug candidates for Neglected and Emerging diseases. Her research also focuses on the development and application of AI tools and QSAR models for the prediction of toxicity properties of chemical compounds. In 2014, she was awarded with the For Women in Science award from L’Oréal-UNESCO and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Brazil, and in 2015 with the International Rising Talents award from L’Oréal – UNESCO in France. In 2016 She has been elected to the Young Academy of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), and in 2021 to the Global Young Academy (GYA). She was treasurer, vice-director and director of the Medicinal Chemistry division of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ). Currently she is Board Member of SBQ, acting as adjunct treasurer. She is Associate Editor for the Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences (Elsevier), and is Editorial Board Member of Communications in Chemistry (Nature) and Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (ACS).

Adjunct Professors

Dr. Bruno J. Neves

Adjunct Researcher


Dr. Bruno received his Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013) and Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (2016) from the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Brazil. Currently, Bruno is a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at UFG, and adjunct researcher of LabMol. He is a medicinal chemist, data scientist, and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist with experience in cheminformatics. His research focuses on Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases, analysis of complex chemical-biology data, and application of predictive AI models as an alternative methods for toxicity assessment.

Collaborators and Researchers Team

'It is the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed'. C. Darwin

Dr. Eugene Muratov

External Researcher


Research Assistant Professor and Vice-Director of Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC at Chapel Hill.
(Muratov full Bio)

Dr. Rodolpho C. Braga

External Researcher


A cheminformatician and computational chemist working as Co-founder and CTO at InsilicAll (São Paulo, Brazil).
(Braga full Bio)

Dr. Vinicius M. Alves

External Researcher


Dr. Vinicius Alves is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases, USA.
(Alves full Bio)

Dr. Melina Mottin

External Researcher


Dr. Melina Mottin joined LabMol in 2016 as a Research Associate. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2009).
(Mottin full Bio)

Dr. Joyce V. B. Borba

External Researcher


Dr. Joyce V. B. Borba joined LabMol in 2019 as an External Researcher. Ph.D. degree in Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goias, Brazil.
(Borba full Bio)

Students

Leaders don’t creat followers, they create more leaders.

MSc. Sabrina S. Mendonça

PhD. Student


Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences and PhD candidate in Tropical Medicine and Public Health, at the Federal University of Goiás
(Mendonça full Bio)

MSc. Bruna K. P. Sousa

PhD. student


Biomedical and MSc in Pharmaceutical sciences, currently she is a PhD student in Tropical Medicine and Public Health at UFG
(Sousa full Bio)

MSc. Leonardo V. C. Lima

PhD. Student


MSc in Physical Chemistry at University of Campinas (2015). Currently he's a Ph.D. candidate in Physical Chemistry at University of Campinas and joined LabMol in 2020.
(Lima full Bio)

Paulo Ricardo P. S. Ramos

MSc. Student


Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Goiás, currently a Master's student at the Postgraduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, at LabMol.
(Ramos full Bio)

Jade Milhomem

MSc. Student


She graduated in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Goiás, currently, Masters student in Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás - LabMol.
(Milhomem full Bio)

Vinícius Alexandre F. Costa

MSc. Student


Bachelor in Pharmacy, by the University Center of Anapolis (2019). Currently, he is a Master's student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Costa full Bio)

Mayara Fregonezi Paludetti

MSc. Student


Product Safety Researcher at the cosmetics company Natura, where she has been working since 2017. She joined LabMol in 2021.
(Paludetti full Bio)

Luiza Vieira da Cruz

MSc. Student


She graduated in Pharmacy and now she's a Master's student in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health program at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Cruz full Bio)

Gabrielle Santos Ramos

Undergraduate Student


Pharmacy undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(S. Ramos full Bio)

Igor Henrique Sanches

Undergraduate Student


Biotechnology undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Sanches full Bio)

Eder Soares de A. Santos

Undergraduate Student


Pharmacy undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Santos full Bio)

Keyla Antônia B. M. Souza

Undergraduate Student


Biotechnology undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Souza full Bio)

Henric Pietro V. Gil

Undergraduate Student


Pharmacy undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Gil full Bio)

Victoria Ferreira Cabral

Undergraduate Student


Biotechnology undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Cabral full Bio)

Murillo Vinícius de Freitas

Undergraduate Student


Pharmacy undergraduate student at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Freitas full Bio)

Ayeska Geovanna M. S. Marra

Undergraduate Student


Undergraduate student in Pharmacy at the Federal University of Goiás.
(Marra full Bio)

Alumni

Dr. Cleber C. Melo-Filho

Co-founder at InSiChem


Co-founder, a start-up company that uses machine learning methods to guide the design of new drugs. (Melo-Filho full Bio).

Dr. Marcelo N. Gomes

CEO at InSiChem


He is the co-founder and CEO of InSiChem, a start-up company that uses machine learning methods to guide the design of new drugs.
(Gomes full Bio).

Dr. Juliana Rodrigues

Professor at Goiás State University


Professor at Goiás State University, GO, Brazil. (Rodrigues full Bio).

Dr. Steven Hall


Dr. Arthur C. Silva


Dr. Marília N. Nascimento


Dr. José T. Moreira-Filho


Want to Join Our Team?

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated students to join our team. This individual will work on a wide variety of projects, both biological screening and computational based.

The ideal candidate is innovative, creative, positive, passionate, team player and able to work on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines.