The Computational Biology Group, a part of the Computational Science and Engineering Division, develops and applies computational methods for understanding the molecular basis of life. We develop software for processing various kinds of experimental data, and for organising storage of data. We also have expertise in modelling and simulating biological systems.
Our work contributes to the fundamental understanding of how genes and proteins operate, and has applications in drug development, crop science and environmental monitoring. We are particularly interested in computationally challenging problems, and apply high performance computing and data intensive computing methods.
The project undertaken by the student will form part of an existing cross group collaboration between the computational biology group and the computational engineering group to develop new simulation capability for very large biological problems. With new advances in experimental structure determination, it will soon be possible to access a huge wealth of structural information about large biological structures that are impractically difficult to study with current simulation methods. This project will form a small part of a larger long running project to develop new simulation capabilities to target this exciting new area.
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