Carlos Ortiz-Mahecha

Technische Universität Hamburg
Am Irrgarten 3-9 (Building Q)
21073 Hamburg
Room: 1.035



Dynamic Protein Pattern Recognition in Free-Electron Laser Experiments
Supervisors: Dr. Sadia Bari (DESY), Prof. Robert Meißner (TUHH, Hereon)

At Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Carlos obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2014 and his master’s degree in 2017 in Chemistry. His master’s research focused on the theoretical extension and computational implementation of the post-Hartree-Fock method Coupled Cluster for molecular systems having quantum-mechanical treatment for their protons and positrons.

From 2017 until 2020, he was working on the immunology field designing methodologies for automating the calculation binding energy process from protein-ligand interactions in structures such as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) by means of quantum semi-empirical methods. From 2019 to 2020, he worked on implementation of genetic algorithms to predict protein-ligand binding profiles for MHC systems using previous calculated data from molecular dynamics.