User Biography : Prof Serdar Kuyucak Serdar Kuyucak received a B.S. degree in physics from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, in 1976, and a Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics from Yale University, New Haven, in 1982. He worked at the Universities of Tuebingen, Melbourne, and Australian National University before moving to his current position in the School of Physics, University of Sydney. His research interests are in the areas of computational biophysics and biomolecular modeling. He has done extensive work on modeling of ion channels using molecular and stochastic dynamics simulations. More recently his group has been working on protein-ligand interactions, and more specifically on toxin binding to ion channels. Using docking followed by refinement with molecular dynamics simulations, they have been able to obtain accurate model structures for a number of potassium channel - toxin complexes.
Biography Updated on 22 April 2013