Apr 11 2013

Prof. Greg Voth, University of Chicago

April 11, 2013

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


CEB 218


810 South Clinton Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales

A multiscale theoretical and computational methodology will be discussed for studying biomolecular systems across multiple length and time scales. The approach provides a systematic connection between all-atom molecular dynamics, coarse-grained modeling, and mesoscopic phenomena. At the heart of the approach is a method for deriving coarse-grained models from protein structures and their underlying molecular-scale interactions. This particular aspect of the work has strong connections to the theory of renormalization, but it is more broadly developed and implemented for heterogeneous biomolecular systems. A critical component of the methodology is also its connection to experimental structural data such as cryo-EM or x-ray, thus making it “hybrid” in its character. Important applications of the multiscale approach to study key features of large multi-protein complexes such as the HIV-1 virus capsid, actin filaments, and protein-mediated membrane remodeling will be presented as time allows.


UIC Chemical Engineering

Date posted

Jun 17, 2019

Date updated

Jun 17, 2019