Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Emil Alexov awarded $1.5M NIH grant

Congratulations to Dr. Emil Alexov for receiving a $1.5M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to maintain and further develop DelPhi, the popular method for modeling electrostatics in molecular biology. The new development includes (a) modeling non-electrostatic quantities as temperature, ion and particle flux, just to name a few; (b) expanding DelPhi capabilities to model large objects as molecular machineries, cellular organelles and large macromolecular complexes; and (c) to make DelPhi highly computationally efficient by utilizing GPU, OpenMP and MPI. You can read more about Dr. Alexov’s research at the Computational Biophysics & Bioinformatics reseach group website.

Dr. Alexov also recently became the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.