Computers answer complex biology questions

21 January 2019

The new year begins with a computational chemistry PhD student from University of Oxford, William Glass, talking about how he uses computers to simulate how proteins behave and interact with each other.

Using high-performance computer clusters, William is able to simulate complex biological systems to answer questions that aren’t accessible in a typical laboratory.

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to talk about my research with the general public at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. It was great to answer their questions about computational biophysics!” William said.

Talking Science is a series of fascinating, free scientific lectures for the general public that take place every month with talks from invited speakers at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Daresbury Laboratory and Swindon’s Polaris House also host a Talking Science programme. Daresbury Laboratory is celebrating 20 years of talking science this year and is celebrating by taking the talks ‘on tour’. The series of talks are away from the laboratory and instead in schools, halls and venues in the local community.

Last updated: 22 January 2019

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