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The development of Bioinformatics has greatly accelerated and even renovated the research on Life Sciences, including major breakthroughs in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Biomedical Applications, Biomolecular Structure Modeling, among many other areas. Thus, we propose a special issue of RITA, focusing on such advances.
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NIAS is a server to help the analysis of the conformational preferences of amino acid residues in proteins or fragments. The Angle Probability List (APL) represents the normalized frequency of observed pairs of amino acid residues and secondary structure in the Protein Data Bank.
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The development of Bioinformatics has greatly accelerated and even renovated the research on Life Sciences, including major breakthroughs in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Biomedical Applications, Biomolecular Structure Modeling, among many other areas. Thus, we propose a special issue of RITA, focusing on such advances.



Tools and Datasets

   CarbM
  CarbM is a web-based tool used to build and study three-dimensional structures of carbohydrates.
   NTD2aa
  Nucleotide to aminoacid translating tool.
   APL
  Angle Probability List and study three-dimensional structures of carbohydrates.
   NIAS
  Neighbors Influence of Amino Acids and Secondary Structures.




















Master and PhD positions are currently available

Candidates should be highly motivated and have strong academic backgrounds in Computer Science or Bioinformatics and excellent writing skills including documentation skills to maintain software and support documentation. A high degree of energy, accuracy, and attention to detail, and a passion for science. The students will participate in multidisciplinary studies focusing on the design of novel methods and computational strategies for Bioinformatics problems. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Dorn (mdorn@inf.ufrgs.br ) with a short introduction of her/his academic backgrounds, research interests, and career goal. Students wishing to complete a Masters or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science are enrolled in the Postgraduate Program in Computing (PPGC). Students who want to complete a Master in Cell and Molecular Biology are registered in the Postgraduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology (PPGBCM). The candidate may hold a scholarship or may receive financial support from some other source.



Major Area(s)/Research Line(s): Meta-heuristics, Machine Learning, Massive Parallel Computing, Strutural Bioinformatics, Molecular Docking, Protein Strucutre Prediction, System Biology and Data Minning.