Research

Nanoparticles of Various Degrees of Hydrophobicity Interacting with Lipid Membranes

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 4069–4076 (2017).
Chan-Fei Su, Holger Merlitz, Hauke Rabbel, and Jens-Uwe Sommer
Using coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, we study the passive translocation of nanoparticles with a size of about 1 nm and with tunable degrees of hydrophobicity through lipid bilayer membranes. We observe a window of translocation with a sharp maximum for nanoparticles […]

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Workshop in Salou

The 4th workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes was held in Salou (October 19th — 21th). Following up to the previous three workshops in 2011, 2013 and 2014, this meeting mainly focused on the interactions of synthetic polymers, nanoparticles, surfactants, proteins, small biomolecules with biological and model phospholipid membranes. Participants […]

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ESR4-D: Molecular dynamics simulations of lipid bilayers and their interactions with nano-objects

Theoretical physics, theory in soft matter, computer simulations
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Chanfei Su
Objectives
The challenge of this project is to understand the role of molecular properties of self-organized phosphor-lipid bilayers on the interaction behaviour with nano-objects such as spherical nanoparticles, stiff rods and protein-like copolymers:

Implementing an appropriately coarse-grained model for bilayer membranes based on highly parallelized LAMPS-code.
Dynamics of lipids and […]

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