Principal Investigator: Assistant Professor Jing Qin

Faculty of Science – Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) – SDU

In this project we study the three-dimensional folding structure of RNA molecules. Understanding folding of RNA is important as wrongly folded molecules could lead to serious diseases. We use a computer simulation method called “molecular dynamics” for studying the physical movements of atoms and molecules. On ABACUS2.0 molecules are represented as 3-dimensional geometrical data and a single simulation of one experiment requires about 7000 simulation steps. This method requires a tremendous amount of computer simulations and it can take many years on a normal computer to complete only one experiment.

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