Theoretical challenges in atomistic simulations of protein folding

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LANS Informal Seminar
Start Date: 
Jun 4 2008 (All day)
Building 221 Conference Room A261
Argonne National Laboratory
Sanghyun Park
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Physics-based atomistic simulation is already a common technique for studying biomolecules such as protein and DNA. However, many important problems are still out of reach of atomistic simulations, and protein folding is a prime example. In this talk, I will give an (incomplete and biased) overview of the field and discuss some theoretical challenges that call for innovative techniques for optimization and sampling.

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