Dr. José Antonio Encinar

Professor of Biochemistry and molecular biology, Miguel Hernandez University



  • Structural proteomics and bioinformatics: ADAN database and “In silico” design of peptidic protein-kinase inhibitors.
  • Molecular docking approaches for drug discovery: search inhibitors of Dengue and Zika RNA-dependent RNA polimerases (DOCKING database).


  • Previous positions:
    1. Fellowship from Ministerio de Educación y Cultura of Spain, University of Alicante. Department of Neurochemistry. 1994-1997.
    2. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMH (1997-2008)
  • Postdoctoral positions:
    1. Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Academisch Medisch Centrum. University of Amsterdam. Floppase activity studies of P-gp protein (MDR1). Cell cultured studies (Prof. Gerrit van Meer).
    2. Institut de Biologie Phisico-Chimique. Universitè Paris VII. France. Floppase activity studies of P-gp protein (MDR1). Biophysical studies (Prof. Philippe Devaux).
    3. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Heidelberg, Germany (2004-2006). Development and implementation of the web site for ADAN database for protein modular domains implied in protein-protein interactions. Computational design of competitive inhibitors and modulators in the superfamily of protein MAPK, CDK, PKA and Aurora kinases (Prof. Luis Serrano).
  • PhD with Honors and Prize to the best Thesis at the Neuroscience program, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Director: Prof. José Manuel González Ros (1998).
  • Degree in Biology. University of Salamanca (June 1992).