Dr. Meilan Huang
BSc (Inner Mongolia University), 1995
MSc (Inner Mongolia University), 1998
PhD (Zhejiang University), 2003
Lecturer in Molecular Modelling
Tel: + 44 (0) 28 9097 4698
Fax: + 44 (0) 28 9097 6524
The research in our group is focused on structural based drug lead discovery and optimization, computational prediction of protein structure and function, protein-ligand binding prediction, cheminformatics and theoretical calculation of chemical reactions in biological system. With broad collaboration with biologists, biochemists and medicinal chemists from academia and industry, the aim of our research is to identify anti-virus anti-bacterial, and anti-Cancer drug candidates.
We have been developing new method to design inhibitors based on the target protein sequence and its structure feature in order to design inhibitors for class I and class II virus fusion proteins represented by influenza virus and Dengue virus. One undergoing case study in my group is Dengue 2 virus, the most prevalent of the four dengue serotypes.