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Dr. Modesto Orozco - Exploring DNA conformation. From the electron to the chromatin


Modesto Orozco

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Barcelona, Spain

Exploring DNA conformation. From the electron to the chromatin

DNA is a highly polymorphic structure and an excellent example of a multiscale problem, where small details at the Å scale impacts into the global structure a meter-long fiber. The tacking of a multiscale problem needs to be done from a multiphysics approach, where accurate and coarse -grained representations are combine to reproduce not only small details, but also the large picture of DNA. I will summarize recent development from our group for a holistic representation of DNA, showing examples of the expected accuracy we can achieve when using theoretical methods to study different aspect of DNA chemistry and biology.

Selected references

  • I. Ivani et al. Nat Methods (2016) 13, 55-58
  • J. Aranda et al. Nat Catal (2019) 2, 544-552
  • S. Arangundy-Franklin et al. Nat Chem (2019) 11, 533-542
  • P.D. Dans et al. Nucleic Acids Res (2019) 47, 11090-11102
  • Buitrago et al. Nat Commun (2021) In Press

Contact: Catherine Tardin (

Link to attend the seminar:

9 Mar

11:00 - 12:00

Online seminar