To date, the Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) has produced 22 publications which can be found in the popular PubMed database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics and were assigned PMID identifiers. These collaborative publications were buttressed by funding provided by the NIH/NIGMS Glue Grant which supports the MPSDC, and the findings produced by these publications are consonant with the Consortium’s overall mission.
So far in 2012, six publications have been added to the website, five of which were co-authored by Emad Tajkhorshid. Tajkhorshid is Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an active participant in its Theoretical and Computational Physics Group together with fellow Consortium member Klaus Schulten. His research focuses on structure function relationships in membrane proteins and understanding the mechanism of their function using simulation and computational methodologies. Examples of his research include the mechanism of permeation of water, ions, and other substrates through membrane channels; simulation of photoactivation in rhodopsin and other visual receptors; and, quantum mechanical calculations of the chromophore in bacteriorhodopsin.
Within the MPSDC, Tajkhorshid is a frequent collaborator of the Computational Modeling Core (link). Additionally, Tajkhorshid also oversees the computational components of the Structural Dynamics of ABC Transporter bridge project (link) and the Conformational Dynamics in the CLC Channel/Transporter Family pilot project (link).
We would like to thank Emad for his collaborative endeavors, and congratulate him on his prolific output!
Emad Tajkhorshid’s publications in 2012 to date: