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A personal tribute to the founder of MD simulation of biological molecules: Prof Herman J.C. Berendsen (1934-2019)

On the 7 October 2019, Prof Dr Herman Johan Christiaan Berendsen passed away just shortly after his 85 birthday. Prof Berendsen is considered the founder of the molecular dynamics simulation of biological system: the area of theoretical research that also … Continue reading

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Modular Assembly of Proteins on Nanoparticles

I have recently contributed to a proof of concept study published in the prestigious Nature Communication (doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03931-4) [1]. The study involved collaborations with experimental groups across the University of Lincoln (UoL), University of Molise (Italy) and the Royal Holloway University … Continue reading

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The Protein Engineering of a controllable Nano-Gate: the FhuA D1– 160 channel

The confinement of primeval biochemical compounds by nano compartmentalization made possible the spatial and temporal control and the development possible the most complex chemical process: the life.

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Bioinformatics Tools for Protein Engineering​: The MAP server

Mutagenesis Assistant Program (MAP) is a free accessible statistical tool which can be used for the benchmarking of random mutagenesis methods on the protein level. The server is currently hosted at the RTWH Aachen but it can still be accessed … Continue reading

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The Arginine Deiminase​: an Anticancer Protein

Arginine deiminase (ADI, EC 3.5.3.6) is an arginine-metabolizing hydrolase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the amino acid L-arginine to form citrulline and ammonia.

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Il calcolo delle cariche parziali atomiche

Le cariche parziali da usare nel campo di forze si ottengono generalmente da calcoli quantomeccanici. Nel caso di molecole rigide, il calcolo delle cariche è abbastanza semplice. Nel caso di molecole flessibili, occorre valutare quanto le diverse conformazioni influenzano la … Continue reading

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La Dinamica Molecolare: il Campo di Forze

Then from these forces, by other propositions which are also mathematical, I deduce the motions of the planets, the comets, the moon, and the sea. I wish we could derive the rest of the phenomena of Nature by the same … Continue reading

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