This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. My current research and future research plans revolve around advancing computational methods and applying them to better understand two key subjects in computational structural biology;the source of rate accelerations in enzymatic reactions and the prediction of protein structure from its primary sequence. Advances in theory and computer simulations;particularly through the use of hybrid Quantum/Classical potential energy functions, are providing new insights into the many sources of enzyme catalysis (Science, 2003, 303:186-195). Advances in information theory, knowledge-based energy functions and refinement methods are providing the basis to construct advanced tools for protein structure prediction (Science, 2001, 294:93-96). Yet there is still a critical need in the biomedical research community to make these methods more accurate and more generally applicable. Improving these methods will have great relevance to structure-function relationships and the development of new strategies for the prevention and treatment of disease.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
3P41RR006009-20S1
Application #
8364270
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BCMB-Q (40))
Project Start
2011-09-15
Project End
2013-07-31
Budget Start
2011-09-15
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
20
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$1,036
Indirect Cost
Name
Carnegie-Mellon University
Department
Biostatistics & Other Math Sci
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
052184116
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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