Rafael Alves Ferreira

I am currently a PhD student in the Institute of Chemistry at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

During the development of my PhD project, I learned about the WCAIR because of the expertise in drug discovery built in the division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the University of Dundee.  The diseases that are the subject of my PhD project are also studied in WCAIR, so I decided to apply to come and learn from experts in the area.

I arrived in Dundee for my training programme in May 2018 and I have had the opportunity to learn different aspects of medicinal chemistry, including Good Laboratory Practice, working with several high tech equipment in the laboratories, theoretical medicinal chemistry sessions.  I also have had the opportunity to perform and/or watch some of the assays done for the projects I am involved in and receive training in computational chemistry.