Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Computation & Technology

Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of Surface and Interfacial Phenomena in Biomolecular Systems

Abstract:

Biomolecular systems such as cell membranes, DNA, and proteins have unique attributes that make them suitable for a large number of applications of great importance in pharmaceuticals, biosciences, biomedical, and biomolecular engineering. Much of the advancements in these applications are hindered by our limited understanding of the fundamentals of these molecules structure, interaction, and transport properties in the presence of various surfaces or interfaces. In this seminar I will give a brief introduction of the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation methodology and present some of our recent MD investigations into a host of open research problems pertaining to the areas of cryopreservation, drug delivery systems, and DNA sequencing.

Dorel Moldovan

LSU Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor