Frontiers in Biophysics Seminar - Wed., Dec. 1

Event Date: December 1, 2021
Hosted By: Department of Biological Sciences
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: DLR131 (plus Zoom)
Priority: No
School or Program: Non-Engineering
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Professor Bert De Groot, of the Computational Biomolecular Dynamics Group at the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry will be the Frontiers in Biophysics Seminar Speaker on Wednesday, December 1, at 1:30 p.m. His seminar is entitled "The molecular dynamics of potassium channel permeation, selectivity and gating."

The seminar will be available via Zoom (register at https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtd-2rrTIqEt28s1D20iZPi-9RRDGj76V5 ) and live-streamed onto the large screens in DLR131.

Abstract: Ion channels facilitate the passive, selective permeation of ions across biological memberanes and as such are essential for cellular electrical signaling. Molecular dynamics simulations are used to study ion permeation across potassium channels at the atomic level. Together with crystallographic analyses and electrophysiological experiments these provide insight into the mechanisms of selective and efficient permeation of potassium, as well as the complex and subtle conformational changes involved in the gating of these channels.

This seminar is sponsored by Molecular Biophysics Training Program (MBTP) & Structural and Computational Biology and Biophysics (SCCB).

2021-12-01 13:30:00 2021-12-01 14:30:00 US/East-Indiana Frontiers in Biophysics Seminar - Wed., Dec. 1 Professor Bert De Groot, of the Computational Biomolecular Dynamics Group at the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry will be the Frontiers in Biophysics Seminar Speaker on Wednesday, December 1, at 1:30 p.m. His seminar is entitled "The molecular dynamics of potassium channel permeation, selectivity and gating." DLR131 (plus Zoom)