José Antonio Encinar Hidalgo


Associate professor
Design and Development of Bioactive Molecules
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Miguel Hernández University

Additional Information:
Sociedad Española de Biofísica (Senior membership)

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José Antonio Encinar is associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miguel Hernández de Elche University. He obtained his doctorate (Biochemistry-Neuroscience) in 1998 (Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante) and enjoyed two postdoctoral stays in Paris (Institut de Biologie Phisico-Chimique. Prof. Philippe Devaux) and Heidelberg (European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Prof. Luis Serrano). He established his current research activity with a main interest in the computational study dedicated to the search for compounds that modulate the activity of proteins of biomedical interest (cancer, obesity, diabetes). He is author or co-author of 76 research publications (http://shaker.umh.es/publications/).


  • Molecular dynamics simulation
  • Molecular docking simulations
  • Structural Biocomputing
  • Structure-function of ion channels