Head of Lab
Structural Biology for Drug Discovery
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Pedro M. Matias is Head of the iBET Structural Biology for Drug Discovery Unit (part of the Health and Pharma Division) since 2008. He is also a Principal Investigator and Head of the Industry and Medicinal Applied Crystallography Laboratory at ITQB NOVA, Head of the Biological Chemistry Division of ITQB NOVA and Coordinator of Thematic Line 1 of the Molecular, Structural and Cellular Microbiology (MOSTMICRO) Research Unit.
Pedro M. Matias graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (1983) and holds a PhD in Crystallography from the University of Pittsburgh in the USA (1986).
Pedro M. Matias began working in small-molecule crystallography during his graduation studies under the guidance of Prof. Maria Arménia Carrondo and in 1983 he moved to Pittsburgh in the USA for a PhD in Crystallography under the supervision of Prof. George A. Jeffrey. After a post-doctoral period at the University of California at Berkeley in the Lab of Prof. Sung-Hou Kim, he returned to Portugal in 1988 to join the Protein Crystallography Laboratory at the newly formed CTQB – Centro de Tecnologia Química e Biológica in Oeiras, headed by Prof. Maria Arménia Carrondo. Pedro M. Matias is an Independent Researcher and Head of the Industrial and Medical Applications Crystallography Laboratory since 2007, and Principal Investigator of ITQB NOVA since 2008.