Feb 12 – 16, 2024
EPN Campus
Europe/Paris timezone

Generating backbone conformational changes with seven league boots

Feb 12, 2024, 3:50 PM
IBS seminar room (EPN Campus)

IBS seminar room

EPN Campus

71 avenue des Martyrs 38000 Grenoble


Frederic Cazals (Inria)


Generating large amplitude conformational changes of complex biomolecules remains a challenge. This talk will review recent work on this problem, based on novel insights on loop closure techniques coupling kinematic models in dihedral angle spaces and MCMC sampling techniques of the Hit-and-Run type. Along the way, I will discuss connections with density of states calculations and thermodynamics.

Refs available from http://www-sop.inria.fr/teams/abs/publications/frederic-cazals.html

Enhanced conformational exploration of protein loops using a global parameterization of the backbone geometry
T. O'Donnell, and F. Cazals
J. Comp. Chem., 2023

Geometric constraints within tripeptides and the existence of tripeptide reconstructions
T. O'Donnell, and V. Agashe, and F. Cazals
J. Comp. Chem., 2023

Efficient computation of the the volume of a polytope in high-dimensions using Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes
A. Chevallier, and F. Cazals, and P. Fearnhead

Wang-Landau algorithm: an adapted random walk to boost convergence
A. Chevallier, and F. Cazals
J. of Computational Physics, 410 (1), 2020

Submitting to: Integrative Computational Biology workshop

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