Joseph Rebehmed joined the Lebanese American University in January 2016 as a visiting assistant professor of Bioinformatics. He obtained a master degree in Bioinformatics and a PhD in Computational Chemistry and Informatics (with the highest level of distinction) from the University Paris Diderot (France).
Rebehmed has been working in R&D for many years. His main research interests include studying the relationships between the sequences, structures and functions of proteins, their evolutionary conservation and their alterations upon mutations leading to diseases. He also has a large expertise in the field of protein structure prediction and protein-ligand interactions in complexes of pharmaceutical interests with the main goal of designing new inhibitors and compounds that are more active and selective for a specific protein without having side effects. During his postdoc at the medical school of the University of Michigan (USA), they have predicted the best ligand-protein complex for CXCR4-CVX15, the most difficult target in the GPCR-dock 2010 worldwide experiment.
His current research focuses on enzyme design, detection of the interaction regions in proteins, as well as protein motion, dynamic and function.
- “The respective roles of polar/non polar binary patterns and amino acid composition in protein regular secondary structures explored exhaustively using hydrophobic cluster analysis” Joseph Rebehmed, Flavien Quintus, Jean-Paul Mornon, Isabelle Callebaut Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics 2016
- “Enzymatic Synthesis of Galatosylated S/T Derivatives by β-Galactosidase from E. coli” Sooyoun Seo, Joseph Rebehmed, Alexandre G. de Brevern, Salwa Karboune International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2015
- “Expanding the SRI family of domains: a common scaffold for RNA polymerase II PCTD binding” Joseph Rebehmed, Patrick Revy, Guilhem Faure, Jean-Pierre de Villartay, Isabelle Callebaut. FEBS letters 2014
- “Evolution study of the Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases enzyme family: Functional importance of the highly conserved residues” Joseph Rebehmed, Véronique Alphand, Véronique de Berardinis, Alexandre G. De Brevern. Biochimie 2013
- “Cis-trans isomerization of omega dihedrals in Proteins” Pierrick Craveur, Agnel Praveen Joseph, Alexandre G. de Brevern, Joseph Rebehmed. Amino Acids 2013, 45(2): 279-89
- PhD in computational and theoretical chemistry, University Paris Diderot, France, 2009
- Msc. in Bioinformatics, University Paris Diderot, France
- Msc. in Biochemistry, University Saint-Joseph, Lebanon
- Bsc. in Biology, University Saint-Joseph, Lebanon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics