Head of Lab: Professor Siavoush Dastmalchi
The research studies in the Structural Bioinformatics and Molecular Design (SBMD) lab are focused on molecular modeling and computational drug design. The areas of research interests of the lab encompass predicting macromolecules structures, developing methods for predicting the structures of membrane proteins, investigating drug-receptor interactions, and quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) studies.
SBMD lab is equipped with arrays of personal computers and a linux-based cluster running different molecular modeling software.
The bioinformatics linux-based cluster of the SBMD lab has total of 32 processors (2.0 GHz Opteron). There are 8 nodes with two dual core Opteron 2212 CPUs, 2 GB RAM and 80 GB hard drives each. This facility is used for intensive number crunching tasks such as lengthy molecular dynamics simulations of macromolecule structures and heavy calculations. Programs like Gromacs, NAMD, and Dock among others are in use.
Please contact S Dastmalchi for a CPU time on the cluster.
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