Computational Approaches to Nanosafety and Nanomedicine

submitted by: UP Los Baños
2nd Focus Lecture by Dr. Eduardo R. Mendoza, Visiting Scientist, Department of Membrane Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany and Senior Research Scientist, Faculty of Physics & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. The lecture covered: (1) Understanding nanoparticle-cell interactions for nanosafety and nanomedicine, (2) A basic model of gold nanoparticles-cell interactions, (3) modelling targeted drug delivery with functionalized...

Metabonomic profiling of the gut microbiome: Implications for human health James Kinross, Imperial College, London

submitted by: dougramsey
Microbial-mammalian metabolic cooperation is defined as the human ‘metabonome’. Transgenomic co-metabolic interactions within the metabonome greatly increase system complexity and this presents a significant challenge for elucidating the mechanisms by which the intestinal micro biome influences the host phenotype. By measuring and mathematically modelling changes in the levels of products of metabolism found in mammalian biological fluids and tissues, metabonomics offers fresh insight...

How Real Can We Be? Experiencing the Virtual Reality: A Dynamic 3D Model of the Calit2 Building

submitted by: zmz45

Building from an existing project in the Calit2 Immersive Visualization Lab, this research continues to develop a 3D digital model of the Calit2 building and its surroundings, where dynamic elements such as light sources, operating elevators, and automatic doors were added to offer a realistic sense to the artificial model.