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Professor Siewert-Jan Marrink, University of Groningen, "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of an Entire Cell"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Professor Zaida Ann Luthey-Schulten, Physical Chemistry
Location
CLSL B-102
Date
Feb 15, 2023   2:00 pm  
Contact
Randy Prince
E-Mail
rlprince@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2540
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Originating Calendar
Chemistry - Physical Chemistry Seminars

The ultimate microscope, directed at a cell, would reveal the dynamics of all the cell’s components with atomic resolution. In contrast to their real-world counterparts, computational microscopes are currently on the brink of meeting this challenge. In this seminar, I will show how an integrative approach can be employed to model an entire cell, the minimal cell JCVI- syn3A, at full complexity with the Martini coarse-grain force field. This step opens the way to interrogate the cell’s spatio-temporal evolution with molecular dynamics simulations, an approach that can be extended to other cell types in the near future.

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