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Seminar: Prof. Ivan Coluzza "Proteins as inspiration for smart materials"

When:Th 20-10-2022 13:00 - 14:00
Where:5114.0004, Nijenborgh 4

Today the computer is just as important a tool for chemists as the test tube. Simulations are so realistic that they predict the outcome of traditional experiments” Motivation for the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2013. In this talk I will show how using computer simulations we developed a deep understanding of proteins to bridge soft-matter and complex biological systems. We took inspiration from natural protein properties such as: charge distribution, directional interactions and chaperonin action to design and produce new devices and materials with unprecedented properties