Title: “Multi-resolution simulations at the interface of biology and nanotechnology”
Speaker: Alek Aksimentiev, Professor of Physics and Biophysics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Some nanoscale processes are simply too fast to be registered by experimental approaches or involve displacements at scales too fine for direct experimental observation. Therefore, microscopic simulations have emerged as somewhat of a computational microscope that can characterize processes inaccessible to experimental techniques. Not only revealing the sequence of events underlying an experimental measurement, but also the forces and energies involved. Dr. Aksimentiev will reveal several systems that will illustrate the applications of high-end all-atom, coarse-grained, and multi-resolution simulations to obtain information inaccessible to previous experimental approaches while providing a forward-looking perspective on modeling an entire biological cell at all-atom resolution.