dept. of chemistry & dept. of applied mathematics, western university, london, ontario, canada
Today is March 19. On this day:
  • 2005: John DeLorean, founder of the DeLorean Motor Company, died in Summit (NJ, USA). DeLorean DMC-12 was the car in the movie Back to the Future.
  • 1987: Loius de Broglie, 1929 Nobel Laureate in Physics, died in Louveciennes (FRA).
  • 1978: Gaston Julia, mathematician known for the Julia set (fractals), died in Paris (FRA).
  • 1950: Norman Haworth, 1937 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, died in Barnt Green (UK).
  • 1943: Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was born in Mexico City (MEX).
  • 1900: Frédéric Joliot-Curie, 1935 Nobel Laureate in Physics, was born in Paris (FRA).
  • 1883: Norman Haworth, 1937 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was born in Chorley (UK).

Read more: Replacing the cholesterol hydroxyl group by the ketone group facilitates sterol flip-flop and promotes membrane fluidity, J. Phys. Chem. B 112 1946-1952 (2008).

This is the home page of SoftSimu, the Biological and Soft Matter & Nanomaterials Group of Prof. Mikko Karttunen. Our research is geared towards the interface between condensed matter physics, biology and biomedical sciences. Typically, we employ large scale computer simulations combined with analytical studies. Most of our projects are done in collaboration with experimental groups.

We concentrate on problems related to multiscale modeling of biological systems, lipid membranes, pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems, and computational methods. From these pages you'll find more about our research, downloadable software, events, computational facilities and jobs/studentships.

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