BMEN 6620 Multiscale Modeling of Biophysical Systems

This course is an introduction to multi-scale modeling from the atomistic- to continuum-levels. This course will begin with an introduction to molecular modeling with an emphasis on biomolecules and applications related to membranes, proteins and DNA. Continuum mechanics models of DNA and membranes will be developed, including equations of state describing the large-scale influence of atomistic structures in fluid systems. Students will learn to perform continuum mechanics calculations that will link to these atomistic structures, and thus model dynamic systems that span many scales.