We develop computational biophysics approaches to investigate the dynamics of distinct mesoscopic biological systems, with a focus on large and complex molecules. Within CEPLAS, we study the synthesis and degradation of plant polysaccharides (i.e. starch and plant cell wall material) and the interplay between their complex three-dimensional structure and the underlying enzymatic processes. We also investigate the biochemical mechanisms of protein synthesis regulation under controlled stress conditions. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, and aims at supporting the interpretation of quantitative experimental data by comparison to our theoretical results.
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Institute for Computational Cell Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
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