The UC Riverside researchers enlisted the research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Center of Molecular Biophysics
, led by Jeremy Smith, to help construct a 1.5 million atom molecular simulation to reveal how the co-solvent pair consisting of tetrahydrofuran, or THF, and water are particularly effective at altering the interactions between lignin and cellulose, helping to drive multiple key mechanisms responsible for breaking down biomass.
Maniatis is a co-founder, chief executive officer, and scientific director of the New York Genome Center, the Isidore Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a member of the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute at Columbia University.
The discovery was uncovered by astrobiologist Frances Westall of France's CNRS Center for Molecular Biophysics
and her team.
Breslow is a 2002 graduate of Yale University with a degree in molecular biophysics
Neuroscience, itself coming of age at that time, was forged by the melding of molecular biophysics
and biochemistry approaches with the traditional studies of the nervous system carried out in departments of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.
The 12 interdisciplinary programs within TIGP are in cooperation with 10 top domestic universities, which include: (1) Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
; (2) Molecular Science and Technology; (3) Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences; (4) Molecular and Cell Biology; (5) Bioinformatics; (6) Nano Science and Technology; (7) Molecular Medicine; (8) Earth System Science; (9) Biodiversity; (10) Interdisciplinary Neuroscience; (11) Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology, and (12) Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing.
By using biochemical methods and advanced techniques within molecular biophysics
to produce a so-called molecular description of the enzyme's crystal structure, the researchers studied enzyme in detail at a molecular level.
in Molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry from Yale University.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
and of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, USA.
(1) Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
of the Ministry of Education, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
She also completed her Masters Degree in Molecular Biophysics
and Biochemistry from Yale University and received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.