Molecules in motion: computational molecular biology Event as iCalendar

14 May 2018

1 - 2pm

Venue: Mac 1, Biology Building

Location: 5 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Host: SBS

Contact info: Dr Anna Santure

Contact email: a.santure@auckland.ac.nz

Associate Professor Jane Allison, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
Associate Professor Jane Allison, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Speaker: Associate Professor Jane Allison, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

To understand biological function, it is essential to understand how biological molecules move and interact. Molecular dynamics simulations have the capacity to provide this information, as well as elucidate the underlying energetic driving forces, at an atomic level of detail.

In this seminar, Associate Professor Allison will briefly explain how molecular dynamics simulations work, including their strengths and limitations, and their relationship to experimental observables. She will then illustrate how simulations can provide insight into a range of biological phenomena that could not otherwise be obtained, from understanding the molecular basis of disease to probing deep evolutionary relationships.