Wouter den Otter

Over the last decade, the Computational BioPhysics group at the University of Twente has developed a number of techniques to study the properties of lipid membranes by computer simulations, using both coarse-grained and atomically detailed models. This has enabled us to calculate their bending rigidity, elasticity, edge energy, free energy of pore formation, shear viscosity and intermonolayer friction. Recently we have started to simulate the self-assembly of clathrin triskelia into polyhedral cages, with the long-term objective of studying the formation of vesicles during endocytosis.

website: http://cbp.tnw.utwente.nl/

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