did my first degree in
Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal.
This was followed by my Ph.D. in Muon research at both the University
of Glasgow, UK, with Dr. Brian Webster, and the then Swiss Institute
for Nuclear Research (SIN) in Villigen, Switzerland, with Professor
Emil Roduner. I then decided to completely change my field of research
and did a post-doc in Molecular Modelling with Professor Graham
Richards at the University of Oxford, UK. In 1991, I became a Professor
in Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of
Porto, where I still am today. I now head the Theoretical and
Computational Biochemistry Research Group but have kept my former link
to Oxford, becoming an Associate Director, back in 2000, of the Centre
for Computational Drug Discovery at Oxford, funded by the National
Foundation for Cancer Research.