Computational Structural Biology (Major Code
understanding of the structure, function and interactions
of molecules is central to much of the Biomedical,
Pharmaceutical and Biomolecular Sciences.
Computational approaches allow the extrapolation from
available experimental data to the study of important
molecular associations and motions that are transient or
otherwise inaccessible to direct experimentation.
Computation also provides the means to test our
understanding of the basic theory of molecular interactions
which allows us increasingly to predict the properties of
The Center establishes a bridge between two strengths at
Florida State University
- Experimental Structural
Biology, and Department of Scientific
Computing. It is the focus of efforts to build
internationally renowned programs in research and training
in the application of computational methods to an
understanding how biomolecules work. This is being achieved
through faculty recruitment and support of common research
resources as well as graduate and post-doctoral research
The Center was inaugurated with a $1 million grant from
Program of the Florida
State University Research Foundation. Core faculty
includes an Endowed Professor of BioComputational
Chemistry, and three Assistant/Associate Professors.
Affiliated faculty combine computational methods with
experimental approaches, sometimes through collaboration.
Participating Departments/Programs include: Biological Science, Chemistry &
Biochemistry, Mathematics, the National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory, Physics, the Department of Scientific
Computing and Structural Biology.