in the Hummer group combines theory and computational methods to study
the structure and function of biomolecules and their complexes.
Emphasis is placed on the role of water and ions in biomolecular
systems, and in particular on hydrophobic and electrostatic
effects. Focus areas include theory of single-molecule
experiments, channel function, peptide and protein folding, complex
formation and ligand binding, proton pumping and bioenergetics,
reaction-rate calculations and the development of new methods for
biomolecular simulation and electrostatics.
Dr. Gerhard Hummer
Laboratory of Chemical Physics