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.
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.