Computational Chemistry - Radiation Damage in DNA

Abstract : Ionization radiation such as UV rays affect living things on an atomic level by ionizing molecules inside the cells. The ionization of DNA bases is responsible for points of mutation in DNA, leading to unhealthy cancer cells. The goal of this research is to determine the extent of this point of mutation relative to DNA sequence and conformation using a combination of quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics methods. The group specializes in the development and application of electronic structure calculations to bio-molecular systems. The work will be facilitated by access to supercomputers within Belgium (CECI consortium). This is an exciting opportunity for a student with a strong chemistry, physics, biochemistry, bio-physics or computer science background to tackle the complexity arising in the area of biophysics.
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Cauët Emilie
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Centre de recherche/Research center : Service de Chimie Quantique et Photophysique
Faculté/Faculty : Faculty of Sciences/Faculté des Sciences
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Science/Sciences
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