Most drugs these days, Covid19's vaccines included, are results of using supercomputers. Be it molecular dynamics simulations or utilizing bioinformatic tools, drug discovery via supercomputers are the way forward.
Twistcode® today announced an appointment of Dr. Siti Azma Jusoh, a molecular dynamic simulation expert, to be part of our healthcare journey for drug discovery initiatives. Her expertise and combination of supercomputing-know-how from Twistcode®, hopefully would craft a new path of advanced bioinformatics in Malaysia, and perhaps in the region.
Dr Siti Azma Jusoh is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and master’s degree in Genetics from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In year 2006, she pursued her PhD in computational biology under the supervision of Prof. Volkhard Helms, a biophysicist at the Saarland University, Germany. For her PhD project, she studied the structure and function of virus membrane proteins mainly using molecular dynamics simulations. In 2014, she spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral fellow mentored by Prof. Rommie Amaro at the University of California San Diego. During the postdoctoral training, she worked on the application of molecular dynamics simulations in drug discovery.
Currently, her research focuses on using structural bioinformatics methods such as protein modelling, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations to understand the function and behavior of biological molecules for applications to drug discovery and genetic mutations