On the Analysis of Molecular Flexibility and Function

Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 1:55pm

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Monday, February 23, 2009
11:00 – 12:00 CS Conference Room

SPEAKER: LYDIA KAVRAKI
Rice University

Title: On the Analysis of Molecular Flexibility and Function

Abstract:

Systems Biology faces significant challenges due to the rapidly growing
wealth of information about biological systems, such as protein-protein
interaction networks, signaling networks, transcription networks,and
metabolic networks. There is no doubt that computational tools are
required to process and understand the avalanche of available data, but
important questions remain unanswered. This talk will discuss the need
to augment existing networks with additional information and the
research efforts in our group that are focused on understanding the
conformational flexibility and function of proteins.