Coarse-grained models of Intrinsically disordered proteins - Physics

There is a growing interest to study Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs). These proteins do not form unique three-dimensional structure. On the contrary the disordered structure and the associated noise can trigger a variety of tasks, often complementing their ordered counterparts. IDPs have been associated with numerous diseases, such as cancer, diabetes. We use mesoscale models of IDPs, particularly those have been associated with diseases and study their conformations and dynamics using a variety of computer simulation methods.

Students will be running simulation, analyze and visualize data using the code that will be provided. Some knowledge of Python will be a plus, although not necessary. They will be encouraged to present the research results during the showcase of undergraduate research.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2023 - End Date: 4/25/2023

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Time Commitment

10 hour(s)

Student Requirements

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-19-2022
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes