I started my research work in structural biochemistry in 2006, focusing on solving protein structures using advanced methodologies like NMR and X-Ray diffraction techniques. In 2007 and 2008 I received extensive biological crystallography training at University of Virginia, working on targets of Midwest Center for Structural Genomics. As a graduate student at the University of Cambridge I focused on the application of the knowledge of protein structures to drug design. Currently I continue my work in structural biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried (Germany). I believe that work in this field may be useful to the world community, providing solutions to important health problems.