Colloquium: Oct. 25, 2017 at 4 PM

WFU Physics Colloquium

TITLE: “Ions, Statistics, and simulations of macromolecules”
SPEAKER: Freddie Salsbury Jr.
Department of Physics,
Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem, NC

TIME: Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)


There will be a reception with refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.


ABSTRACT

Dr. Salsbury will present selected new strands of research in his group, which were enabled by his recent research sabbatical. These strands involve examining the effects of ion binding on the structure and dynamics of a therapeutic nucleic acid, and on the functions of different proteins such as thrombin and NEMO. These studies have also included applying and developing new clustering methods from statistics. If time permits, some simple applications of machine learning to these systems and more will be presented.

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