van der Spoel lab
"…Everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jiggling and wiggling of atoms…" is a fame quote by Richard Feynman. Although it is easier said than done my group is working hard to make it possible to predict the " jiggling and wiggling of atoms" using computer simulation based on accurate physical models. With these and other models we study biological systems, e.g. virus particles as well as partial virus capsids in order to understand virus infection and budding at the molecular level. Finally we are studying how pollutants interfere with biological receptors and DNA.