The chemist with a handle on the state of molecules

2018-12-05

How can proteins be influenced so that they point in a single direction? And what role do proteins’ interactions play in biology? The biochemist Erik Marklund uses computer calculations to reveal the dynamics between vital molecules.

Despite all of the knowledge about the important work that proteins do in living organisms, there is still a lack of deeper knowledge about how different protein components interact. In his research, Erik Marklund uses computer simulations to understand how the interactions in a cell or organism affect one another.

“It’s a lot about letting the computer simulate the laws of physics so that the atoms affect each other with different forces. This way, we can get the atoms to move and interact as we believe they do in a test tube or a cell, for example,” says Erik Marklund at the Department of Chemistry at the Biomedical Centre, BMC.

Text: Anneli Björkman

Read the full article about Eriks research here.

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The chemist with a handle on the state of molecules

2018-12-05

How can proteins be influenced so that they point in a single direction? And what role do proteins’ interactions play in biology? The biochemist Erik Marklund uses computer calculations to reveal the dynamics between vital molecules.

Despite all of the knowledge about the important work that proteins do in living organisms, there is still a lack of deeper knowledge about how different protein components interact. In his research, Erik Marklund uses computer simulations to understand how the interactions in a cell or organism affect one another.

“It’s a lot about letting the computer simulate the laws of physics so that the atoms affect each other with different forces. This way, we can get the atoms to move and interact as we believe they do in a test tube or a cell, for example,” says Erik Marklund at the Department of Chemistry at the Biomedical Centre, BMC.

Text: Anneli Björkman

Read the full article about Eriks research here.