Research Areas

We are interested in:

Machine Learning
  • Molecular Docking
  • Three-dimensional Protein Structure Prediction
  • Biomarkers and personalized medicine
  • Knowledge-based Protein Structure Prediction Methods

Optimization and Metaheurisics
  • Three-dimensional Protein Structure Prediction
  • Molecular Docking
High Performance Computing for Structural Bioinformatics
  • Massive parallel metaheuristics for molecular docking
  • Massive parallel metaheuristics for three-dimensional proteins structure prediction
  • Parallel and distributed metaheuristics for Structural Bioinformatics problems

Laboratory Facilities

Scientific discoveries are closely linked to technological development. SBCB Lab maintains and constantly expands cutting-edge facilities that enable students and scientists to carry out their research.

  • IBM X3650 M5 Server:
  • Intel Xeon E5-2650V4 30 MB, 2 CPUs, 2.2Ghz, 48 cores/threads, 64G, 2TB.
  • IBM X3650 M5 Server:
  • Intel Xeon E5-2650V4 30 MB, 2 CPUs, 2.2Ghz, 48 cores/threads, 128G, 2TB.
  • HP Proliant Server ML350E G8:
  • Intel Xeon E5-2407, 2 CPUs, 2.2Ghz, 8 cores, 48G, 6TB.
  • HP ProLiant Server ML310E G8
  • Intel Xeon E3-1220V2, 1 CPU, 3.1Ghz, 4 cores, 16GB, 500GB.
  • HP ProLiant Server ML310E G8
  • Intel Xeon E3-1220V2, 1 CPU, 3.1Ghz, 4 cores, 16GB, 500GB.
  • TESLA nvidia K40
  • 2880 CUDA core, 12 GB GDDR5, 288 GB/sec, 4.29 Tflops. Thanks to the nvidia Hardware Grant Program: www.nvidia.com
  • Titan X Pascal
  • 3584 CUDA core, 12 GB GDDR5X, 480 GB/sec, 11 Tflops. Thanks to the nvidia Hardware Grant Program: www.nvidia.com
  • Titan Xp Pascal
  • 3840 CUDA core, 12 GB GDDR5X, 547 GB/s, 12 Tflops. Thanks to the nvidia Hardware Grant Program: www.nvidia.com


    The SBCB Lab receives cloud computing resources and support from the Microsoft Azure for Research initiative. In addition, for supercomputing facilities, SBCB Lab also has access to the National Center for Supercomputing (CESUP/UFRGS).