Didier Barradas Bautista  Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Interests

​To solve biological problems, my research is a mix of several disciplines such as biochemistry, physics, and computation. I use HPC (High-Performance Computing ) to tackle problems on how a net of proteins interact, from complexes and have a biological activity. To do so, I use molecular modeling of proteins, to analyze and move them I use some physics, machine learning to improve the methods to identify the best 3D representation of the protein complexes from a large pool of data generated from the programs.

Selected Publications

  • IRaPPA: information retrieval based integration of biophysical models for protein assembly selection 
    IH. Moal, D. Barradas-Bautista, et al
    Bioinformatics , (2017)
  • Docking-based modeling of protein-protein interfaces for extensive structural and functional characterization of m... 
    D. Barradas-Bautista, J. Fernández-Recio
    PLoS ONE , (2017)
  • A systematic analysis of scoring functions in rigid-body protein docking: The delicate balance between the predicti... 
    D. Barradas-Bautista, IH. Moal, J. Fernández-Recio
    Proteins: structure, function, and bioinformatics , (2017)
  • Structural Prediction of Protein-Protein Interactions by Docking: Application to Biomedical Problems 
    D Barradas-Bautista, M Rosell, C Pallara, J Fernández-Recio
    Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology, (2018)


  • ​B.Sc, Science (Biochemistry), Autonomous University of Morelos State, 2008
  • M.Sc, Biochemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2011
  • Ph.D., Biomedicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2017

Professional Profile

  • ​2008-2009: Lab technician, INSP, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • 06/2017 - 01/2017: Postdoctoral fellow, CINVESTAV, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 02/2018-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​SBE (Spanish Biophysical Society)
  • REFEP-Mex ( Mexican Scienctific Network of Evolution, Function and Structure of Proteins )


  • ​Ph.D. Cum Laude From the Barcelona University
  • Superior education scholarship from CONACYT 2012-2016
  • Superior education scholarship from CONACYT 2008-2011

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Computational Biology Protein-protein docking Network biology Computational modeling of macromolecules Bioinformatics Biophysics Drug discovery Machine learning