The dynamics of biological molecules is often crucial for biological function.
Dynamics may range from internal thermal fluctuations to conformational transitions between kinetically distinct states and dynamically varying molecular associations.
Key topics that we are currently interested in:
- Structural ensembles for highly dynamic and intrinsically disordered peptides and regions
- Transient molecular interactions during assembly and aggregation
- Generation of conformational ensembles consistent with experimental data, especially from NMR or cryoEM.
- Rapid generation of functional states and kinetic networks from a single input structure
phase separation is interesting
Rapid advances with machine learning approaches present new opportunities in biomolecular science.
Artificial intelligence has significant potential to augment if not replace traditional computational methods for the generation and analysis of biomolecular structure and dynamics.
We are especially interested in the following topics:
- Rapid generation of dynamic structural ensembles for proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological molecules