REVIEW BY WEISHI MENG Topological Dynamics in Metamodel Discovery with Artificial Intelligence: From Biomedical to Cosmological Technologies. Author: Ariel Fernández Publication: December, 2022 Publisher: Taylor and Francis, Chapman and Hall/CRC ISBN 9781032366326 (hardcover)  The forthcoming book by Ariel Fernandez reveals the sheer breadth of his intellectual acumen. It seems the author is reinventing himself one more time in what […]


Peter Daszak is a primary person of interest in the investigation of the lab origin of Covid-19, says Ariel Fernández

When it comes to COVID-19, Ariel Fernandez seems to know what he is talking about. In a short timespan he has published numerous scientific papers on the subject with many more in the making.    One of Ariel Fernandez’ papers, one of the most widely read scientific papers, has found a major detractor. His name […]

Have the COVID-19 vaccines adopted the right antigen? Interview with Dr. Ariel Fernandez

Our guest today is Dr. Ariel Fernandez, the former Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Bioengineering at Rice University, now director of the Daruma Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Pharmaceutical Research. Ariel Fernandez authored nearly 500 peer-reviewed professional papers, four books and several biotech patents. He recently turned his attention to COVID-19 for obvious reasons, and […]

The Birth of Epistructural Biology – Ariel Fernandez, Annalen der Physik, September Cover, 2018.

Linus Pauling, the most gifted physical chemist that ever lived, once said that the realization of the relevance of the hydrogen bond, a relatively weak molecular force, gave birth to Structural Biology. He also said that there was more to it, a sort of meta-analysis of structural biology that was still missing. This he conveyed to Oktay […]

Cancer Cure Within Reach: Our Gratitude to Ariel Fernandez and Especially to Bert Vogelstein

  The immune checkpoint blocker pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) has proven most successful to treat solid tumors harboring a DNA mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency.  This striking result recently reported by Luis Diaz Jr., Bert Vogelstein and their collaborators was anticipated a couple of years before by Dr. Vogelstein, a towering figure in oncological research. Ariel Fernandez […]

Book Review on “A Mathematical Approach to Protein Biophysics” by Ridgway Scott and Ariel Fernandez: An Introduction to AF’s Solution to the Protein Folding Problem

A new book by Ridgway Scott and Ariel Fernandez is coming out. Its title “A Mathematical Approach to Protein Biophysics” (Springer, 2017) feels unusual at first. Why do we need a mathematical approach to understand proteins? Perhaps we need to be reminded that the major problems in molecular biophysics, such as the protein folding problem, […]