Joan Planas-Iglesias, Dr.
Joan obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental and Health Sciences (Bioinformatics program) in 2013 from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), where he explored the potential of protein loops for the prediction of protein-protein interactions and the study of protein networks under the supervision of Prof. Baldo Oliva. After a year working as Research Assistant in the same lab, on 2014 Joan moved to the Univeristy of Warwick (Coventry, United Kingdom) where, focusing again in protein loops, he studied protein-lipid interactions as Postdoctoral Research Fellow and expanded his interests into coarse-grained methods for studying protein dynamics under the supervision of Prof. Klein-Seetharaman. Four years later, after receiving a Postdoc@MUNI fellowship, Joan joined the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) where he works at the interface between bioinformatics and molecular modeling. His main research interests are currently centered in developing new methods for predicting the dynamic profiles of protein loops in the framework of loop grafting. Joan has co-authored 18 scientific articles, multiple conference papers, 2 book chapters and other scientific outreach communications.