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B3 Seminar Series this Friday

Date: Friday, September 27

Description:

Please join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for our first installment of the B3 Seminar Series, comprising guest seminars in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Biophysics. All interested students and faculty members are welcome.

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations: a powerful tool for biomedical research

Presented by Dr. Chun Wu

Friday, September 27 

Time: 1:45 pm 

Location: Science Hall, Room 126

 

Abstract:

The structure and dynamics of biomolecules (proteins, DNA, etc.) determine their biological functions. A better understanding of structure/dynamics not only deepens our understanding of biology but also offers great opportunities to rationally design therapeutic and diagnotic agents for fighting human diseases. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is an invaluable theoretical tool to probe the structure and dynamics of biomolecules at high resolution. Fast and accurate structural predictions from MD simulations will revolutionize biomedical research: 1) provide structural details to interpret experimental data; 2) increase success rate of experiments through virtual screening. In this talk, I will present my research regarding chemotaxis, type II diabetes, and other fields.

Location: Science Hall Rm 126