D.E. Shaw Research Information Session

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry. Our group focuses on the design of novel algorithms and machine architectures for high-speed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of proteins and other biological macromolecules, with the ultimate aim of significantly advancing the process of drug discovery. We have designed and developed multiple generations of Anton, a massively parallel supercomputer that executes MD simulations orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible. Anton has now simulated the behavior of a number of proteins for periods as long as several milliseconds, revealing biologically and pharmaceutically relevant aspects of protein dynamics.

Members of our group include computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers of all seniority levels, working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of chief scientist Dr. David E. Shaw.

Join us for an overview of our work and a discussion of current openings in the lab.

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About The Speakers 

Paul Maragakis
Paul Maragakis performs molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecular systems, with a recent focus on validating the methodology of simulations through comparison with experimental data. Paul performed the research leading to his Ph.D. in physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. He earned a B.Sc. in physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Prior to joining DESRES, he held a Marie Curie Fellowship while working with Martin Karplus jointly in the Departments of Chemistry of the University of Strasbourg and Harvard, where he studied the behavior of floppy, sticky, fluctuating, ever-changing proteins. His earlier work includes a postdoctoral fellowship in physics at Harvard, where he studied the electronic properties of DNA.

Cecily Campbell-Bezat
Cecily Campbell-Bezat is involved with simulation studies of biological systems. She holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota. As an undergraduate, Cecily performed research in the Sachs Lab at the University of Minnesota, where she used molecular dynamics simulations as well as experimental techniques to study the impact of point mutations on transmembrane protein function.

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