Internship: Master's Thesis in Bioinformatics & Data Science, Italy - 2024

Nov 15, 2023


Posting Title: Master's Thesis in Bioinformatics & Data Science Intern

Help us get ahead of disease together with our Vx Computational Design __team

Education required:

  • Knowledge in Informatics, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or related fields and interest in biological research problems.

  • Familiarity with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques.

  • Master's Student in Bioinformatics & Data Science.

Other requirements:

  • Experience in Molecular Dynamics simulations is a plus.

  • Experience with Python and/or bash.

  • Basic knowledge of supercomputer calculations

  • Languages: Italian fluent. English desirable.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Good communication capability

  • Optimistic mindset

  • Customer-oriented

  • Easy networking

Application deadline: 28th of November

Duration: 6 Months

Start date: 8th of January 2024

Type: Curricular Internship

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What will you do?  

The team The mission of the Discovery Data Sciences Centre of Excellence (DDS CoE) is to use high throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS), structural biology, and advanced bioinformatics to analyze DNA sequences to answer questions about the biology and impact of vaccination on different diseases. Among the main research interests are the role of membrane composition in the function and stability of antigen-antibody complexes. To this purpose, we combine molecular dynamic simulations with state-of-the-art AI structural prediction to unveil the role of Lipopolysaccharide and Lipid membrane composition on the antibody-antigen interaction.

The project

The aim of this proposal is to open an internship position to develop the following specific project.

“Shed light on the role of Lipopolysaccharide and Lipid membrane composition on the antibodyantigen interaction.”

Imagine having in your hand a such powerful microscope that will allow you to look inside the cell. Imagine zooming into the membrane and checking the surroundings: you would realize that membranes are flexible entities containing a large variety of lipid types and are crowded with proteins. This powerful microscope is called Molecular Dynamics (MD), an in-silico approach that allows us to overcome the current experimental limitation and investigate the effect of membrane composition on the function and stability of membrane proteins. In this project, you will go beyond the simplistic membrane representation and investigate the combined role of lipids and lipopolysaccharides on the antigen-antibody interactions. You will learn the basics of MD simulations and the cutting-edges techniques in protein and antibody structural prediction and how to critically apply in-silico techniques to reply to specific biological questions. Description The student will apply MD and AI approaches to unveil the role of membrane composition in the stability and function of the antige-antibody complex. The project will be done in the Discovery Data Science group


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