Seeing the Unseen Through the Lens of Modern Computational Tools
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About the Event:
With ever-growing advances in modeling, sampling, and analysis techniques, computational molecular science holds a bright future across all quantitative disciplines. It is more particularly useful at the interface of life sciences and drug discovery as it offers access to time and length scales that are often inaccessible to traditional experimental techniques. In this talk, Gül H. Zerze, Ph.D., will discuss her recent molecular modeling and simulation studies of the liquid-like phase separation (LLPS) of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and RNA folding. These efforts hopefully will translate into high-throughput computational models in the near future for identifying druggable targets in LLPS-involving pathologies.
About the Speaker:
Zerze is a specialist in doing molecular modeling and advanced sampling simulations of biological molecules and other chemical compounds that intimately relates to biological molecules (like, “water”). The Zerze Lab is a Computational Biomolecular Science Lab, working at the interface between life, physics, chemistry, math, and engineering to “quantitatively” understand outstanding problems of living matter in order to improve human health. Learn more at https://www.ghzresearch.com.