Dr Richard Sessions
Honorary Senior Research FellowSchool of Biochemistry
Molecular Modelling in Biochemistry
Molecular modelling is a very useful tool in the design and interpretation of experiments. This is well recognised in Bristol, where most research groups have used this technique, to a greater or lesser extent.
Molecular modelling can also be thought of as a subset of Bioinformatics and, as we pass into the "post-genomic sequence era", this field will play an ever more important role in scientific research.
Computer hardware advances continue to follow Moore’s law, formulated in the 1960s, which states that machine speed’s roughly double every 18 months. This is allowing the application of evermore sophisticated modelling techniques to routine problems. The following molecular modelling techniques and projects are actively pursued in the School of Biochemistry:
- homology modelling
- ligand/drug design
- mutant design
- molecular mechanics/dynamics
- semi-empirical molecular orbital calculations
- protein structure prediction.
More information about my research.
More information about the Bristol University Docking Engine (BUDE).
01/09/2014 to 30/09/2021
01/09/2012 to 01/03/2014
MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF NATIVE PROTEINS AND FOLDING INTERMEDIATES AND CORRELATION WITH NMR PROTECTION
01/01/2000 to 01/07/2000
A conserved arginine with non-conserved function is a key determinant of agonist selectivity in α7 nicotinic ACh receptors
British Journal of Pharmacology
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Brazilin Removes Toxic Alpha-Synuclein and Seeding Competent Assemblies from Parkinson Brain by Altering Conformational Equilibrium
Journal of Molecular Biology
- E-pub ahead of print