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João M.C. Teixeira, PhD

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João Miguel Correia Teixeira
Research Fellow
Group of Dr. Julie Forman-Kay,
Molecular Medicine Program
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
686 Bay Street, 20.9420, benches EE-NN, 20th floor
Toronto, ON. M5G 0A4
joao ]dot[ teixeira ]at[ sickkids ]dot[ ca

Structural biochemist, climber, software developer, blogger ;-)

Professionally, I am Scientific Researcher in Structural Biochemistry passionate by the dynamics of multidomain proteins and flexible protein regions. To tackle these biological unknowns I’ve specialized in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy,  mostly the Paramagnetic NMR, and in molecular biology techniques for the production of high quality protein samples suited for NMR. I’ve always felt great passion for computer programming, specially that dedicated to scientific purposes and, because of that, I’ve recently shifted to a more computational driven research where I am developing fully featured software suites to tackle biologically relevant questions, always within the field of flexible and complex proteins, suck as Intrinsically Disordered Proteins.

You can find my PhD. Thesis in Research Gate, there I present a thoughtful bibliographic investigation on Paramagnetic NMR and Matrix Metalloproteinases-1.

Out of the lab, we are mountain lovers who are always looking for an excuse to be away from home :-) We attempt always a pure style in mountaineering and diving, keeping to minimums our impact in Nature, even if this means loosing some sights or opportunities. We were lucky to learn from the best in our surroundings, hopefully we will honour those teachings. And no adventure is concluded without a beer and a story telling ;-)

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Research (and side) projects (some are not listed here, yet, under construction):

Recently, I have been developing taurenmd as a side project. taurenmd is a command-line ecosystem that facilitates and streamlines the analysis of Molecular Dynamics data; it does so by leveraging on powerful third-party libraries such as MDAnalysis or MDTraj. taurenmd is written in Python and is available in GitHub and PyPI.



Python Thoughts Snippets is where I comment, discuss, and share thoughts on Python programming. You are invited to read and share your thoughts also, I always enjoy a good Pythonic discussion.


In the past years, I developed Farseer-NMR to automate the analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) peaklist data. Farseer-NMR became essential for us to analyze, with high throughput, all the protein NMR we generated. During my transition to Toronto, the development of Farseer-NMR was unfortunately halted, I want now (2019 onwards) to relaunch the development of version 2.


For a long time, I’ve been a Mendeley advisor. In this section, you can find some articles I’ve written about keeping your library organized.


Last update: May 2020

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