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Mario Orsi (PI)

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Mario obtained a Laurea in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2004. He then moved to the University of Southampton (UK) to pursue a PhD in molecular simulation, which he received in 2008. In 2009, Mario was awarded an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, which he held until 2012. His professional experience also comprises collaborations with industry (Johnson & Johnson, Unilever). He is currently a lecturer (assistant professor) in the School of Engineering & Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London (UK). When he isn't working, Mario enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as cycling and listening to music (mostly Bach, but also Rage Against the Machine).

Wei Ding (PhD student, 2013-2017)

Wei received his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2009, and then joined the Laboratory for Neural Information Processing at SJTU as a postgraduate in 2010-2013. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in molecular modelling and simulation at Queen Mary University of London, funded by the China Scholarship Council.

Michail (Michalis) Palaiokostas (PhD student, 2013-2016)

Michalis acquired his Diploma (5-years) in Mechanical Engineering in 2012, from the University of Western Macedonia (Greece), where he also worked for a year in the Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL) as an undergraduate research assistant. Then, in 2013, he obtained his MSc. in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Cranfield University (UK) where he gained his first experience in Molecular Dynamics. At the moment he is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering continuing his research in Molecular Modelling. In his free time, Michalis enjoys a nice cup of quality coffee, tinkering with his laptop and thinking, discussing and reading about new ideas.

Ganesh Shahane (PhD student, 2015-2018)

Ganesh achieved his bachelor's in biotechnology (2011) and subsequently a master's in bioinformatics (2013) from University of Pune. He then went on to join the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune where he worked for one and a half years in Dr. Durba Sengupta's lab, on projects concerned with atomistic simulations of membrane receptors and lipids in order to gain molecular insights into receptor dynamics, function and protein-lipid interactions. As of now, he is pursuing his PhD in molecular simulations of peptide amphiphiles and lipid bilayers, which is funded by the Institute of Bioengineering of QMUL. Apart from doing research, Ganesh likes to travel, watch movies, play badminton and is a big time foodie.

Fatima Chami (Visiting Postdoc, March-June 2015)

Yiqun Wang (Final-year UG student visitor from Tsinghua University, China). In collaboration with Prof. Wen Wang.


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