Last Thursday, I attended a very interesting and abstract seminar called “From Atoms to Living Organisms: Emergent Complexity of Multiscale Computational Modeling” by Willy R. Wriggers from D.E. Shaw Research. Although, I was not able to understand much of the seminar due to the lack of back knowledge about his research, I was able to take away from some abstract ideas. His main point was on how biomolecular exhibit “emergent behavior” in both the temporal ans spatial domains. He began the seminar by showing different simulations and 3-D models of large-scale biomolecular systems that his research generated. The generation of these simulations and 3-D of large-scale models required special computational methods which he also explained. From there on, Wriggers went on explaining how protein binding enabled by fast motion in long molecular dynamics simulations changes. After that, he explain some few other medical concepts related to his research which I did not quite understand. Finally, he concluded the seminar by stating by in near future that some vaccination can be made so that every are given every ten years instead of every year.
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