Antony Grüness


College / University

Clark University Worcester, USA

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Computational structural biology (Schrodinger, MOE, Chimera), protein purification, fluorescence spectroscopy, basic techniques in biochemistry and bioinformatics

Projects / Research

  • 01/2017 – 04/2017 "Structure-based development of inhibitors against CtBP, a cancer target", Prof. Royer, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • 01/2015 – 04/2016 "Synthesis of fluorescently labeled non-viral DNA delivery agents", Prof. Granados-Focil, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  • 06/2015 – 09/2015 "Integrated Systems for Adverse Event Reporting: Creating a Fair and Just Safety Culture", Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2015 – 2018: LEEP Summer Scholarship
2013: Henry J. Leir Award


During my last semester as an undergraduate I got in touch with computational biology, using software like MOE and Schrodinger in order to analyze protein features such as ligand binding and how the structural features of a protein can be used to develop a drug. In my project, I learnt how to use big molecular databases in order to find a new potential ligand against CTBP. In the Molecular Biology Program, I hope to continue on the path of proteomics and learn how protein structure is determined using X-Ray, NMR or cryo-EM.