Mehdi Davari currently leads the computational biochemistry group at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle (Germany). He was heading the Computational Biotechnology group at the Institute of Biotechnology at RWTH Aachen University (from 2013 to 2020). He has been working on molecular understanding of enzymes interaction with non-conventional media (organic solvents, ionic liquids, and surfactants) by combination of molecular modeling and protein engineering. His current research interest focuses on the elucidation of proteins structure-dynamics-function relationships, particularly in the area of protein and enzyme design (for applications e.g. in biocatalysis) through biomolecular simulations (MD, QM/MM) and artificial intelligence methods.
As for education, He received his Ph.D. in Computational Biophysical Chemistry in 2010. He continued his postdoc in Computational Biophysics deparment at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) (2010-2013).