Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior visits the BCHC

In February 2017, the BCHC was delighted to host a visit by by Dr Floriano Paes Silva Junior, Associate Researcher and Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Computational Biochemistry of Drugs at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil. Floriano’s areas of expertise are bio-organic & medicinal chemistry and structural bioinformatics & molecular modelling and his laboratory’s research focuses on experimental and computational biochemistry for the discovery and optimization of new drugs.

During his visit to Aberystwyth, Floriano delivered a great seminar to our staff and students on his work to combine phenotypic and target-based approaches to anti-schistosomal drug discovery and shared in some exciting discussions on the latest drug screening initiatives.