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Andrew Ford – Coarse-grained biological simulations: Representing biological systems using molecular dynamics – GMA Seminar
October 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Title: Coarse-grained biological simulations: Representing biological systems using molecular dynamics
Abstract: At the intersection of biology and data science, there is a need for simulations of small-scale biological processes. Even as imaging technology continues to improve, biologists still look to simulations to generate larger amounts of data than experiments alone can provide. Through software packages originally developed for molecular dynamics in physics and chemistry, mathematicians can model, simulate, and analyze functions within the cells of living organisms in order to help biologists gain a greater understanding of the dynamics which underlie them. This talk is intended to provide a background on the usage of molecular dynamics in biological simulations, and will also cover the usage of these concepts in my own research on chromosome and mucus modeling.