Department of Physics @ Carnegie Mellon

Theoretical and Computational Biological Physics

 

Part of the Biological Physics Initiative
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics

www.cmu.edu
 
  budding simulation  

Welcome...

...to the web pages of the group of Theoretical and Computational Biological Physics, established at the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon in Fall 2007!

Deserno Group

from left to right: Venky, Cem, Zun-Jing, Markus, Tristan, Patrick, Mingyang

In our research we use theoretical and computational tools to understand the behavior of a variety of biological systems. We are particularly interested in biological membranes and proteins. Our main tools are coarse grained molecular simulations, continuum theory and statistical physics.

Feel free to browse our pages and have a look at the scientific things we're doing here!

   

Colleagues and friends with similar research interests (for sure incomplete!): Denis Andrienko, Michael Bachmann, Marcia Barbosa, Frank Brown, Cecilia Clementi, Roland Faller, Bill Gelbart, Jemal Guven, Christian Holm, Zoya Ignatova, Andreas Janshoff, Mikko Karttunen, Kurt Kremer, Martin Müller, Christine Peter, Manoj Puthenveedu, Helmut Schiessel, Ulrich Schwarz, Pierre Sens, Amadeu Sum, Emmanuel Trizac

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News and Events...

7/1/14: Markus Deserno joins the editorial board of the Biophysical Journal. [more]

1/9/14: Dr. Pablo Vázquez- Montejo joins the Deserno group as new a postdoctoral researcher on a prestigious CONACyT grant. Welcome!

12/16/13: It's Dr. Hu now! Mingyang defended his PhD thesis successfully. That's an occasion to celebrate! [more]

Cem's defense

9/25/13: Markus Deserno gives an interview to WRCT 88.3FM, discussing the hypothetical question what would happen if we'd drill a hole all the way through the earth and then jumped in. Listen to it here!

7/2/12: Cem Yolcu successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Yolcu! [more]

Cem's defense

11/4/11: Deserno acts as opponent on Ph.D. defense of Erik G. Brandt, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Congratulations, Dr. Brandt!

10/17-21/11: Deserno, Hu, and Diggins present at CECAM conference "Coarse-Grained Biomolecular Modeling" in Lausanne, Switzerland.

9/21/11: Markus Deserno gives the Biophysics Colloquium at Cornell.

9/12/11: Robert S. Cantor (Dartmouth College) gives the Departmental Colloquium about "Synaptic Neurotransmission and Anesthesia: a Complex Response from a Simple Stimulus".

4/25/11: it's Dr. Tristan Bereau! Many congratulations!

3/14/11: Rob Phillips, Caltech, gives the Departmental Colloquium on "Transcriptional Regulation by the Numbers".

Profs. Lösche, Linstedt, and Deserno organize a workshop on the Biological and Biophysical Basis of Membrane Dynamics and Organization at the Mellon Institute, November 05/06. [more].

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Prof. Deserno co-organizes a workshop on "Multiscale modeling of lipid bilayers under equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions" in Lausanne, Switzerland, October 27–29, 2010. [more]

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Profs. Lösche and Deserno co-organize a workshop on Self-Assembly in Biology and Materials Science in Huatulco, Mexico, June 8–12, 2010. [more]

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Tristan Bereau wins the 2010 Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Graduate Fellowship. [more]

Bruce McWilliams and Tristan Bereau

Prof. Deserno teaches on the International Workshop on Coarse-Grained Biomolecular Modeling, to be held in Levi, Finland, March 7–12, 2010. [more]

Levi Workshop

Tristan Bereau wins a Student Travel Award to the 2010 annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco.

Prof. Deserno group received NSF CDI grant to cyber-engineer functional nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery. [more]

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Tristan Bereau wins Guy C. Berry Research Award [more]

Tristan Bereau

Scherk's minimal surface

Looking for a postdoc, PhD position or under-graduate research project or similar? Have a look at our announcements!

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Funding:

NIH

NSF

 

Volkswagenstiftung