Welcome to the John Mitchell research group
We are an Informatics and Computational Chemistry research group. Our group is based in the Purdie building on the North Haugh in St Andrews.
Research areas we are interested in are enzyme catalysis, protein-ligand interactions, molecular evolution and structural bioinformatics, computational toxicology, prediction of solubility and other molecular properties, and the classification of drugs used for doping in sport.
Our CRITICAT Ph.D. studentship Computational Approaches for Enzyme Redesign is open in St Andrews, jointly supervised by Prof. Michael Bühl and Dr John Mitchell. Email enquiries are welcome; apply at https://www.criticat.co.uk/apply
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Who wins - mankind or AI? Can human experts predict solubility better than computers? is available Open Access in the Journal of Cheminformatics.
Enzyme function and its evolution appears online ahead of its publication in Current Opinion in Structural Biology.
Probing the average distribution of water in organic hydrate crystal structures with radial distribution functions (RDFs) by Rachael Skyner et al. is published in CrystEngComm (3 Jan 2017).
Are the Sublimation Thermodynamics of Organic Molecules Predictable? by James McDonagh et al. is published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (17 Oct 2016).
Drug design for CNS diseases: polypharmacological profiling of compounds using cheminformatic, 3D-QSAR and virtual screening methodologies is published in Frontiers in Neuroscience (10 June 2016).
A Random Forest Model for Predicting Allosteric and Functional Sites on Proteins by Ava Sih-Yu Chen et al. is published in Molecular Informatics (21 Jan 2016)