Chemistry & Computers: Simulating the Machines of Life

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pickavance Lecture Theatre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot
Chilton OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

William Glass from University of Oxford will be presenting “Chemistry & Computers:
Simulating the Machines of Life” at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Proteins are responsible for the dynamics and responses of a cell
that underpin many processes of life. These molecular machines are
embedded in a thin membrane surrounding all cells that is composed
of a complex mixture of molecules called lipids. To investigate such
systems, I use computers to simulate how these proteins behave and
interact with each other. Using high-performance computer clusters to
simulate systems in both atomistic and coarse-grained detail we can
answer questions that aren’t accessible in a typical laboratory.
So, move from the lab bench to the computer desk and discover where
the fields of physics, chemistry and biology meet!

Booking is essential- visit the website to book

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