Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Himanshu Khandelia

Faculty of Science – Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF) – SDU

We are interested in the molecular and biophysical processes occurring in proteins and membranes. We use highly parallel numerical integrators to study the self-assembly and dynamic behaviour of biological complexes that drive life. Such highly parallel computations are only possible on large scale HPC resources, because we study the dynamics of millions of particles, which cannot be performed on desktop computers. Using our computations, we have discovered new transport pathways across cellular membranes, have examined the dynamics and mechanical properties of the Zika virus, and describe the molecular processes involved in the formation of organelles that control fat metabolism.


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