Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Kamerlin lab

The Kamerlin Lab develops and applies computational tools to solve important problems at the chemistry-biology interface. We use state-of-the-art computational techniques, including quantum mechanical, classical mechanical, and hybrids method to explore the physical and chemical aspects underlying enzyme catalysis. We are particularly interested in catalytic promiscuity and the evolution of protein function. Our aim is to develop new systems with greater catalytic proficiencies or altered functionalities. The lab takes an interdisciplinary approach, spanning physical organic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, and theory, and at each stage works closely with leading experimental collaborators.

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