University of Dundee

'Supercomputing in the Cellular Jungle'

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 13:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Host: 
Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
Event Speaker: 
Dr. Sarah Harris
Institution: 
University of Leeds
Event Type: 
Seminar
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Abstract

Now that techniques such as cryo electron tomography are revealing highly organised supermacromolecular architectures at the length-scale directly above that of single molecules, which was previously invisibile, there is a need for new computational tools to intepret these experiments. I will use our computer simulations of tiny DNA minicircles and of the molecular motor dynein to demonstrate that mesoscale super-macromolecular organisation cannot be ignored in mechanistic biology.