I’m a Research Assistant at UiO and my interests lie at the intersection of computational structural biology and artificial intelligence. From 2018 to 2021 I worked in the Virtual Structural Biology Group to study cardiovascular diseases. There I learned molecular modeling and structural biology of proteins and nucleic acids. In 2020 I decided to expand my horizons to Alzheimer’s disease and started to investigate the effect of ions on the aggregation of amyloid fibrils in the Strodel lab at Forschungszentrum Jülich IBI-7. Since 2021, I joined Victor Greiff’s lab in Oslo, where I am working on antibody developability and modeling benchmarking projects on computational structural immunology and antibody design. At the same time, I started to work with Shuguang Zhang at the Laboratory of Molecular Architecture at MIT, where I am investigating water-soluble membrane proteins using various bioinformatician methods. Later that year I became a member of Sergey Ovchinnikov’s lab at Harvard, where I am studying AlphaFold2 in the contest of protein de novo design. Aiming to open my own drug design startup in the future, I joined Biosim.AI in 2022 to boost my industrial skills. There I learned how biotech companies combined MD, AI, and quantum chemistry to accelerate the drug design process.
I have published 8 papers in peer-reviewed journals and participated in many international scientific conferences and schools. I won the IV FBB Alumni Prize and Copenhagen Bioinformatics Hackathon 2021 in structural basis for solubility in protein expression systems. I supervise BSc and MSc students on a project on antibody modeling tools benchmarking and teach 4 international students from Turkey, India, and the USA how to use AlphaFold2, PyMol, and ChimeraX for structure prediction, analysis, and visualization.