Colloquium: Birth and Future of Multi-Scale Modeling of Macromolecules
Michael Levitt / Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research in the Stanford School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science
- 04.Feb.2014 14:30
- 04.Feb.2014 16:00
- Forschungszentrums Jülich, Lecture hall of the Central Library (building 04.7)
The development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems began in 1975 with publications by Warshel and Levitt recently recognized by the 2013 Nobel Committee for Chemistry. The simplifications used then at the dawn of the age of computational structural biology were mandated by computers that were almost a billiontim es less cost-effective than those we use today.
These same multiscale models have become increasingly popular in application that range from simulation of atomic protein motion, to protein folding and explanation of enzyme catalysis. ln this talk Prof. Levitt will describe the origins computational structural biology and then go on to show some of the most exciting current and future applications.