DNA Sequencing with Biomimetic Nanopores

On the 9th of May, Professor Syma Khalid presented a seminar on her research group’s efforts to develop and utilise computational models of biomimetic nanopores in order to sequence single-stranded DNA (ssDNA). The research was performed in collaboration with Oxford Nanopore Technologies; a company who manufacture a variety of DNA …

From atoms to answers: designer materials for energy storage and conversion

On Thursday 2 May, Dr Denis Kramer, Associate Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, gave a seminar on novel materials for energy storage and the modelling approaches used to predict their characteristics. This research is motivated by environmental concerns arising from our massive use of …

Can simulations save us all from superbugs?

Presentation by Professor Syma Khalid Syma Khalid is a professor of computational biophysics at Southampton. She spoke to us on the 29th of May 2018 about the simulations constructed by her group with the aim of understanding bacterial cell walls. The discovery of antibiotics in the 20th century revolutionized medicine …

Seminar by Dr Michal Krompiec from Merck Chemicals – Simulation of Organic Photovoltaics.

Dr Michal Krompiec, research scientist at Merck Chemicals, gave an interesting seminar on the topic of organic photovoltaics (OPV), first highlighting the capabilities of this relatively new technology and then discussing about how computer simulations are an essential and powerful tool for the design of high performance materials in order …