Group Members

The Team

Ralf Schmid

I am a molecular modeller and bioinformatician coming from a biophysical chemistry background. My groups main interest is in protein structure/function/interaction and we attempt to address biological questions from a joint evolutionary and biophysics perspective (see publications for recent examples).

Sudad Dayl

Sudad has an undergraduate BSc Chemistry degree from the University of Baghdad and a Masters in Bioinformatics degree from the University of Leicester. Sudad joined the group on a studentship from the Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED). His PhD project focuses on different aspects of molecular modelling of P2X receptors.


At the moment we have no funded PhD or postdoc positions available. However, if you are interested in working with us and have - or may be able to acquire - your own funding, feel free to get in touch to discuss potential projects.



Imtiaz M Shafiq (PhD 2011)

Imtiaz joined the group in 2007 on a grant from HEC Pakistan. His PhD project focused on homology modelling, ligand docking and structure based drug design for specific CDK4 inhibitors (in collaboration with Paul Jenkins from Chemistry). Imtiaz is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Punjab, Lahore,

Abbas Alameer (PhD 2013)

Abbas came on a PhD studentship funded by the University of Kuwait and worked with us (and Mark Carr's group) on using RDC and other NMR data combined with constraints derived from evolutionary considerations to improve in silico protein-protein docking, and developed the PROTIN tool. After finishing his PhD Abbas went back to the University of Kuwait to start his own Bioinformatics research group.

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