Patel Group

Computational Chemistry, Biophysics, Engineering
Molecular Simulations of Soft Condensed Matter Protein - Protein Interactions and Interfaces Cell Penetrating Peptides

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Welcome to the Patel Research Group

Welcome to the Patel Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Our group uses high-performance computing platforms (conventional CPU-based and next-generation GPU and hybrid CPU-GPU) to address applied and fundamental aspects of a variety of physical, biophysical, and technologically-relevant condensed-phase systems. Broadly, topics of current interest include:

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning (Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Deep Learning)
  • Biophysics of lipid bilayers and model cell membranes
  • Design of Peptide-Based Cell-Penetrating Pharmaceuticals
  • Protein-Protein interactions
  • Protein-ligand binding free energetics and accurate prediction
  • Aspects of protein and peptide folding
  • Emerging pictures of biophysical processes in crowded cellular environments,
  • Aspects of solvation (hydration) at the molecular level and their relation to a broad range of phenomena spanning the aforementioned systems
  • Carbon nanomaterials properties and modeling at the atomic and mesoscales
  • Development of Molecular Simulation Software for Graphics Processors
  • Development and Implementation of associated computational methods.
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