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 Head

Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy of Federal University of Goias, and head of LabMol – Laboratory for Molecular Modeling and Drug Design. She graduated in Pharmacy and got her Ph.D. degree in drugs and medicines at University of Sao Paulo (USP), with part of her PhD developed at the University of New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on Drug Design for Neglected Diseases and Cancer, using integrated Virtual Screening (VS) approaches, QSAR models and cheminformatics and chemogenomics approaches to identify new hit compounds for these diseases. Her group is also focused on the generation of predictive tools to study metabolism and toxicity of chemical compounds. In 2014 she was awarded with the “For Women in Science” award from L’Oréal Brasil- UNESCO-ABC, and in 2015 she received the “International Rising Talents” award from L’Oréal – UNESCO. Since 2012, she is CNPq research fellow – 2 level, and is the treasurer of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ) (2014-2016). In 2016 she was elected Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Collaborators Team

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

Dr. Eugene Muratov

Visiting Professor


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

Dr. Rodolpho C. Braga

External Researcher


A cheminformatician and computational chemistry scientist working since 2017 at the Lead Optimization Latin America project (LOLA) held by Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi).
(Braga full Bio)

Dr. Melina Mottin

Research Associate


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. Bruno J. Neves

External Researcher


Dr. Bruno Junior Neves is Assistant Professor and Director of Laboratory of Cheminformatics (2017-Actual), Centro Universitário UniEVANGÉLICA, Anápolis, Brazil.
(Neves full Bio)

Dr. Vinicius M. Alves

External Researcher


Dr. Vinicius Alves is a Research Scientist and CEO at Cheminfordata, a start-up company providing computational solutions for drug discovery.
(Alves full Bio)

Students Team

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

Juliana Rodrigues

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Rodrigues full Bio).

Cleber C. Melo-Filho

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Melo-Filho full Bio).

Joyce V. V. B. Borba

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Borba full Bio).

Marília N. Nascimento

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Nascimento full Bio).

Arthur C. Silva

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Silva full Bio).

Flávia Silva

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in Pharmaceutical Innovation at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil.
(Flavia full Bio)

José T. Moreira-Filho

Ph.D. student


Doctoral candidate in the Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil. (Moreira-Filho full Bio).

Maycon D. Lima

Masters student


Masters student in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil.
(Lima full Bio)

Luisa C. Starling

Undergraduate student


Undergraduate student in Biotechnology at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil.
(Starling full Bio)

Claudio B. S. Sena

Undergraduate student


Undergraduate student in Pharmacy at the Federal University of Goiás, GO, Brazil.
(Sena full Bio)

Former members

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).

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.