Welcome to the Vermaas Lab

The Vermaas lab, housed within the Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University uses atomic simulation tools to create accurate molecular-scale models for biological phenomena at the nanoscale. In this form of computational microscopy, Newton’s equations of motion track atomic positions for a system over time. The dynamic simulations provide a unique perspective to better understand the connection between form and function for nanostructures found throughout biology. The insights from these simulations can then applied to engineering plants or microbes to facilitate efficient energy conversion and bioproduct production to meet today’s sustainability challenges.


April 13, 2024

We had a great time introducing kids to our research at the MSU Science Festival!

April, 2024

Congrats to Dayna on her honorable mention for the NSF GRFP!

March 17, 2024

Murtaza was awarded the best undergraduate talk award at the ASPB Midwest meeting!

March 1, 2024

Our new GraceHopper nodes were featured by ICER's recent newsletter!

January 1, 2024

Luke started as a rotation student. Welcome Luke!

November 30, 2023

Duncan's activities through CompBioAsia made it to the PRL website!

October 28-29, 2023

Daipayan gave a great talk, and Neetu won a poster prize at the Midwest Southeast Photosynthesis Conference!

August 13-17, 2023

Duncan and Saad are presenting their science at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco!

July 28, 2023

Daipayan's poster at the Photosynthesis Gordon Conference was recognized with a poster award!

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