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Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Earth Science
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Physics & Astronomy

Arieh Warshel, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will present the Chemistry Department Franklin Lecture:

“How to Model the Action of Complex Biological Systems on a Molecular Level”

Wednesday, October 14
4:00 p.m.
180 Dell Butcher Hall

Despite the enormous advances in structural studies of biological systems we are frequently left without a clear structure function correlation and cannot fully describe how different systems actually work. This introduces a major challenge for computer modeling approaches that are aimed at a realistic simulation of biological functions. The unresolved questions range from the elucidation of the basis for enzyme action to the understanding of the directional motion of complex molecular motors.

Arieh Warshel