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.


March 23, 2021

Josh's SARS-CoV-2 Gigadocking work is published!

February 25, 2021

Congratulations Martin on your work getting published in Scientific Reports!

January 22, 2021

We are excited to have Saad Raza start today!

January 18, 2021

Today is Martin's first day!

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! The Vermaas Lab officially starts today.

... see all News