Research center

Research center

The Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences (FCEN) at the University of Buenos Aires is one of the most important scientific centers in Argentina. It hosts researchers from all branches of Exact and Natural Sciences, including Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Atmospheric Sciences. It consists of 13 departments and several institutes from CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council), providing an ideal environment for interdisciplinary scientific work.

FCEN hosts multiple active research groups in the field of Structural Biology, across various institutes and departments, primarily within the Departments of Inorganic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry, INQUIMAE, the Department of Biological Chemistry, the Department of Physiology, Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, InstitutoIB3, and the Department of Physics.

FCEN offers diverse graduate and postgraduate courses in the area of Structural Biology, such as Biomolecule Structure and Function, Topics in Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, School on Molecular Modeling of Biomolecules, Advanced Microscopy, and more.

Postgraduate courses and schools were conducted under the CELFI program: "Topics in Electron Cryomicroscopy and X-ray Crystallography of Proteins'' and "Crystallography in Structural Biology: How and Why to Obtain the Crystal of a Protein?"

Research lines

The Structural Biology research groups at FCEN are dedicated to:

1) Structural Bioinformatics, specifically the development and applications of methods in classical and coarse-grained atomistic approaches, as well as multi scale quantum classical (QM-MM) strategies, structural genomics, and drug design.

2) Using time-resolved spectroelectrochemical techniques based on Raman microscopy, allowing the simultaneous study of dynamics, structure, and kinetics of electron transfer in proteins.

3) Experimental studies and simulations on metalloproteins, such as globins, cytochromes, among other topics.


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This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Chang Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley.