We are pleased to announce Prof. Vitor Leite as our first speaker for the LA-SCS. Prof. Leite is a Research Scientist and leader of the Vitor Leite Research Group at the Departamento do Fisica at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil.
Prof. Leite works mostly on the protein folding problem. The accepted theory known as energy landscape, uses the funnel potential energy as a fundamental concept in the understanding of protein folding. Using minimalist and coarse-grained models we address basic aspects of the problem such as role of hydrophobicity, frustration, hydrophobicity and topology in folding process, and visualization and quantitative descriptors for the folding funnel.
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