Dr Giovanni Settanni

Theoretical and computational biophysics

Since the discovery of the one-to-one correspondence between protein sequences and their unique three dimensional structure many aspects of the folding process of proteins have been elucidated, although a non-anecdotal and synthetic view of the problem is still elusive. Theoretical and computational approaches have helped to explain the basic physical principles underlying a folding system and some important features of the free energy landscape of proteins. With the steady increase in available computer power, computational methods are an increasingly important tool for studying the folding, dynamics and interactions of biological molecules. Here, we apply these methods to study several interesting biological system and develop novel analysis instruments able to synthesize the results of our simulations in a productive way.
Giovanni Settanni
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Dr. Giovanni Settanni
Jun. Faculty Max-Planck Graduate Center with JGU Mainz

Room 03-515
Physics Department
Johannes Gutenberg University
Staudingerweg 7
55099 Mainz
Tel +49 6131 39 20492
Fax +49 6131 39 20496

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