Evelyne Deplazes 2014 International Biophysics Congress

Evelyne Deplazes

I am an NHMRC ECR fellow at the University of Queensland. My main research interest is the use of computational chemistry for investigating the structure and function of ion channels and their interactions with drug molecules. I obtained my PhD in Computational Chemistry from the University of Western Australia (2012) for my work on mechanosensitive ion channels. In my current project I employ modelling techniques to investigate the interactions between acid sensing ion channels and venom peptides for the development of novel drugs to treat chronic pain and psychiatric illnesses. In addition, I am interested in using computational techniques to aid in analysis an interpretation of spectroscopy experiments such as EPR and FRET. I am also actively involved the career development of ECRs and promoting young women in science.

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