Rita P. Magalhães is a PhD student of the Biomedicine PhD program (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto), following a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (FCUP/ICBAS) and a M.Sc. in Chemistry (FCUP).
Rita has been at BioSIM since September 2018 and has developed her M.Sc. thesis in the group, focusing on the “Identification of New Inhibitors Against Biofilm Formation and Development”. This work yielded several publications and presentations in Scientific conferences and meetings. Before enrolling in her PhD, she was also a Researcher Fellow at BioSIM.
Her PhD project focuses on solving enzymatic catalytic mechanisms through QM/MM and Molecular Dynamics Simulations.