Goran Neshich Last General Update: March 20, 2013

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                                                        Goran Neshich

Last General Update: March 20, 2013
(Each section has its own date indicating last update)

1. Personal Data

2. Professional Qualifications
3. Education History
4. Professional Experience
5. Membership To
6. Language Competence
7. Publications (Abstracts from Entrez)

8. Work Presented At Scientific Meetings

9. Thesis Committee Participation
10. Software Packages Published
11. Seminars & Lectures given
12. Courses
13. Projects
14. Patents
15. Technical Announcements
16. Awards
17. Professional References

This Section Updated: March 20, 2013

Name: Goran Nesic
original name writing (Serbian):
U.S. documents annotation: Goran Neshich
Portuguese pronunciation: Góran Neshitch
(born in Beograd, Yugoslavia)

1.2. Professional:
Embrapa Informática Agropecuária
Caixa Postal 6041
Av. Dr. André Tosello No: 209
Barão Geraldo, Cidade Universitária "Zeferino Vaz"
CEP 13083-886 Campinas (SP) - Brazil
Telefone 55-19-3211-5774
FAX 55-19-3211-5754

E-mail: Goran.Neshich@embrapa.br



Laboratory Management, Network Management, Software Design, Experiment Design, Supervising and Teaching,

Scientific Society Management, Scientific Meeting Organization.


Computational Biology, BioInformatics, Structural Bioinformatics, Protein Engineering and Molecular Modeling, Agrochemical and Drug Design;

Computational Biology & BioInformatics:

-In Silico Chemo genomics

- Macromolecular Structure analysis, Macromolecular Surface analysis, Macromolecular Complexes and their Interfaces
-Sequence analysis, Multiple Sequence Alignment, Structure Alignment
-Phylogenetic trees and Evaluation of Multiple Sequence and Structure Alignments Based on Phylogenetic trees
-Software Manufacturing for Sequence, Structure and Surface Analysis
-Large Scale Automated Data-Base Consulting, Data Manipulation and Data Generation, Relational Database of protein descriptors
In silico
-Agrochemical and Drug Design
-High Throughput Screening


-Purification (including isolation from the membranes)

-Sequence analysis (including DNA sequences), data-bases
-Structure prediction and determination
-Structural analysis
-Molecular modeling, Homology modeling and Computer graphics
-Molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics calculations
-Protein design (Molecular Genetics, Site-directed mutagenesis)
-Protein stability: kinetic and thermodynamic analysis
-Modification and expression of proteins



-ion-exchange chromatography
-peptide and protein sequencing

Biophysics, Bioenergetics and Photosynthesis:

-Experimental studies on electron transport in photosynthesis, Flash photolysis; Laser spectroscopy; Electronics; Quantum statistical mechanics

-EPR (spin labeling; membrane fluidity)
-fluorescence (including quenching)
-electrochemical measurements

Protein-DNA interactions

-Simulation of Protein-DNA interactions (Molecular modeling; Sequence recognition)

Computer Networking, Data analysis, Statistics and Instrument interfacing:

-Networking (WAN and LAN), InterNet, TCP/IP, FTP

-WWW/Gopher document editing, organization and distribution
-UNIX, VMS and MS-DOS, MS-Windows and MS-Windows-NT operating systems
-software design (using Fortran, Forth, Basic, C++, Pearl, JAVA, JavaScript)
-molecular presentation software
-GPIB and RS-232 interfacing to instruments


3.1. Post-graduation:
Post Doctorate:
Biophysics - (1997-1998) University of Columbia
Prof. Barry Honig - Dept. Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, New York, USA
Subject: Development of algorithms to describe macromolecular interfaces.

3.1.1. Ph.D.:
Biophysics - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA (1989)
Title of the thesis: "Biophysical Investigation of Electron Transfer between High Potential Hemes in C Subunit and Special Pair
of Reaction Center Protein of Photosynthetic Bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis".

3.1.2. M.S.:
Plant Bio-physics - Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1981).
Title of the thesis: "Influence of the Temperature on some Aspects of the Photosynthetic Process and Membranes in
Maize (Zea mays L.)

3.2. B.S.:
3.2.1. Theoretical Physical-Chemistry Faculty of Life Science and Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1978)
Title of the thesis: "The Computation of the Energies and the Wave Functions for the Bending Vibrations of Three-atomic
Molecules using Variation Method".

3.3. Other courses:
3.3.1. United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) course "Studies on Photosynthesis in Relation to Bioproductivity", chief
coordinator Dr. David 0. Hall, King's College, University of London, U.K., conducted in the Laboratory of Biophysics, Maize
Research Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, July 15th to August 05, 1981.

3.4. Professional Contacts:

3.4.1. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), The EMBL data Library and Protein Design Group. Heidelberg - Germany.
3.4.2. RIKEN Life Science Center, The RIKEN Data Library, Tsukuba - city, Japan.
3.4.3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Biophysics and Beckman Institute. U.S.A.
3.4.4. National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Washington D.C., U.S.A.
3.4.5. International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy
3.4.6. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Protein Data Bank, Upton, New York, U.S.A.
3.4.7. Scripps Institute, San Diego, USA
3.4.8. University of Columbia, New York, New York, U.S.A.
3.4.9. Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) PDB, SDSC, UCSD, USA
3.4.10. CNB Madrid, Spain
3.4.11. Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
3.4.12. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
3.4.13. H. Poincare University, Nancy, France
3.4.14. Zentrum für Bioinformatik, Universität Hamburg, Germany
3.4.15. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, UNLP, Calles 49 y 115, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
3.4.16. Facultad de Ingeniería y Tecnologías, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
3.4.17. Center for Biological Sequence Analysis - DTU - Copenhagen - Denmark
3.4.18. Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia
3.4.19. CBUC The Centre for Bioinformatics CBUC at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
3.4.20. IIT Instituto Italiano de Tecnologia - Drug Discovery and Development
3.4.21. SGC - Structural Genomics Consortium - Oxford




4.1. 1979-1985: Maize Research Institute, Zemun Polje, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
4.1.1. Department of Physiology, Laboratory of Biophysics
4.1.2. Position: Research Associate
4.1.3. Project: "Computer Modeling of the Cell Membrane Response to Environmental Stress"


4.2. 1983-1989: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

4.2.1. Department of Biophysics, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
4.2.2. Position: Research Assistant
4.2.3. Project: Bioenergetics of the photosynthetic processes.


4.3. 1988-1992: IICA/ (CENARGEN)/ EMBRAPA, Brasília, D.F., Brazil

4.3.1. Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory for Protein Engineering and Biophysics
4.3.2. Position: International Consultant for EMBRAPA/CENARGEN through the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
4.3.3. Project:
a) "Determination of the structure and the function of the storage protein 2S from Bertholletia excelsa H.B.K. with parallel introduction of  tryptophan to satisfy nutritional requirement in human diet”
b) "Molecular Genetics and Biophysical Studies on Reaction Center Protein from Rhodopseudomonas viridis".


4.4. 1993-1994: National Research Council (CNPQ) - National Computer Research Network (RNP) and CENARGEN/EMBRAPA Brasilia, DF,   Brazil

4.4.1. Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory for Protein Engineering and Bioinfomatics
4.4.2. Position: Group Leader and Chief Coordinator
4.4.3. Project:
a) Protein modeling
b) Establishment and coordination on the national level of the Brazilian Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Network (BMBBNet) and its principal node Brazilian Bioinformatics Resource Center (BBRC).

4.5. 1994 -1996 CENARGEN/EMBRAPA - Brasília, DF, Brazil
4.5.1. Department of Molecular Biology, Laboratory for Protein Engineering and Department of Bioinformatics
4.5.2. Position: Researcher/level III; Group Leader and Chief Coordinator
4.5.3. Project:
a) Protein modeling, DNA/Protein interaction studies
b) Coordination on the national level of the Brazilian Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Network (BMBBNet) and its principal node Brazilian Bioinformatics Resource Center (BBRC).

4.6. 1997-1998 : Columbia University, New York, USA -Barry Honig's Lab

4.7. 1998 -2000 CENARGEN/EMBRAPA - Brasília, DF, Brazil
4.7.1. Bioinformatics Laboratory
4.7.2. Position: Researcher/level III; Group Leader

4.8. 2000 - - Embrapa Informática Agropecuária (CNPTIA) - Campinas, SP, Brazil
4.8.1 Computational Biology Research Group (GPBC)
4.8.2 Group Leader


5.1. INACTIVE Associação Brasileira da Bioinformatica e Biologia Computacional (AB3C) - Brazil.
5.2. ACTIVE Sociedade Brasileira da Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular (SBBq) - Brazil.
5.3. INACTIVE Biophysical Society, USA.
5.4. INACTIVE Biophysical Society, Yugoslavia.
5.5. INACTIVE Protein Society - International
5.6. ACTIVE International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) - Member of the ISCB Board of Directors (2002-2005) ACTIVE


6.1. Serbian, English, Russian and Portuguese (conversation, reading and writing competence).
6.2. Spanish and Italian (reading competence)



7. PUBLICATIONS (Abstracts from Entrez)
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