Professor Mikael Lund at Sharif

Professor Mikael Lund from the Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science Delivered a Talk at the Department of Physics of Sharif University of Technology

Understanding how biomolecules such as proteins, DNA, membranes interact is of great importance to discern for example protein function and solution behavior. Due to the inherent structural complexity, this is a considerable challenge because both protein shape and interactions are anisotropic where surface-localized amino acid residues create irregular patterns of neutral, charged, and hydrophobic regions.

On April 14, 2019, in a talk, arranged by the Department of Physics, Professor Mikael Lund from the Lund University, Sweden, presented a coarse- grained, physical model for protein interactions that account for salt, salt type (Hofmeister effects), the effect of PH, as well as structural properties. For a number of systems, the model was applied using Metropolis Monte Carlo simulations and compared with experiment where possible.


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