Dr. Monica Fernández-Quintero studied Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. During her PhD at the Department of Physiology and at the Department of General Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry in the group of Bernhard Flucher and Klaus R. Liedl, she demonstrated how molecular dynamics simulations can improve the structure prediction of proteins, i.e., antibodies and ion channels. Dr. Fernández-Quintero received her Bachelor’s degree in 2015, then worked on the dynamics of antibodies, receiving her PhD 2020. She has authored several papers, given talks and presented posters at international conferences featuring various aspects of antibody and T-cell receptor dynamics. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck, working on the characterization of antibody binding interfaces to facilitate the design of antibodies and to understand antibody pairing preferences. Dr. Fernández-Quintero’s key academic figures are 38 publications, 264 citations and h-index of 10.
Klaus R. Liedl is full professor of Theoretical Chemistry and heads the Department of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. He holds degrees in mathematics and chemistry (1989, 1992) and wrote his PhD (1995) about a QM/MM-algorithm allowing particles to cross the QM/MM-border. He received tenure (1998) for work on nuclear quantum effects in concerted proton transfer reactions. Prof. Liedl’s obtained a degree in law (2003) and wrote a juridical science doctorate thesis (2006) about the European Community Patent and Patent Litigation in Europe. His current research is focused on physics-based understanding of biomolecular interfaces like antibodies, allergens and proteases by computer simulations and quantum mechanics. Klaus R. Liedl’s key academic figures are 380 publications, 9018 citations (<10% self-citations) and h-index of 52.