Chao Zhang

PhD Student

Curriculum Vitae

since 2024
PhD student at the Computational Biochemistry Group at IBI-7: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.

2021 – 2023
MSc in Chemistry at University of Siegen, Germany. The MSc Thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgit Strodel, Dr. Jens Cardinale and Prof. Dr. Holger Schönherr.

2017 – 2021
BSc in Chemistry at Fuzhou University, China. The BSc Thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Jinyu Li.


Research interests

  • Computer-aided drug design of radiopharmaceuticals for cancer-related proteins
  • Investigation of protein-ligand interactions using computer-aided drug design tools

PhD Project

In collaboration with the Clinic for Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Düsseldorf, I am working on a computer-aided drug design project to contribute to the development of radiopharmaceuticals for the fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAPα). The methods involved in this project include molecular modelling, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations.