Humberto Fernandes, PhD

University Degree:

PhD, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland

Position at ICTER:

Group Leader

Research Areas:

Mechanisms that Drive Cell Function in Health and Disease at the Atomic and Molecular Levels

Completed his PhD in Mariusz Jaskolski Lab, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland, where he trained in X-ray crystallography. He moved to carry out postdoctoral work with Amir Khan (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), then with Stephen Curry (Imperial College London, UK), expanding and integrating crystallography with other structural and biophysics techniques. Moving back to Poland, for a semi-independent researcher in Matthias Bochtler lab (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland), continuing using structural biology and developed a project cent on DNA sequencing.

He led two scientific grants as a PI, promoted two master thesis and published eighteen peer-reviewed papers (collecting combined over 700 citations). He started his career as a group leader at the ICTER in September 2020. His scientific interest focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive cell function in health and disease at the atomic and molecular levels.