Physical, Theoretical & Computational

Conformational Dynamics of Biomolecules and the Biomolecule-Solvent Interface (#98)

Functional expression of biomacromolecule is regulated by conformational dynamics of biomolecule and the biomolecule-solvent interface. This has been one of the long-standing problems in biophysics and biochemistry fields but still remains elusive. To obtain further insights, we need to promote collaboration between experimental and theoretical methods over scientific disciplines. This symposium is an occasion to discuss the problem, at the interface between biology, physics, and chemistry. The program is designed to provide a current assessment of the most recent experimental studies of biomolecular dynamics, as well as computational and theoretical studies of molecular dynamics and statistical treatments. The particular focus reflects the importance of molecular resolution in providing a fundamental understanding of biochemical and biophysical processes. Two essential topics of the symposium are (1) to investigate new aspects of the dynamics of biomolecules and biomolecule-solvent interfaces and interactions, through recent experimental and theoretical studies of biomolecule dynamics and energy flow, and (2) to explore the possibility of identifying new paradigms for the deeper understanding of the molecular dynamics of intra- and inter-biomolecular processes.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015