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Simulations of Polyphenylacetylene (PPA) "Foldamers". Vijay Pande, Stanford University.

  1. What are PPA “foldamers”
    1. nonbiological polymers that fold
    2. model systems for self-assembling nano structures
    3. challenge for simulation: long timescale and complex dynamics
  2.  New results
    1. longer chains considerably are more complex: multiple traps and remarkable complexity
    2. new methods used to predicted long timescale behavior: Markovian model and Folding@Home grid computing
    3. Folding@Home: a new paradigm of combined research and outreach

Work performed by Sidney Elmer, CPIMA supported graduate student
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