Illinois Biophysicist Raphael Bernardi Combines Molecular Modeling, Bioinformatics

Dr. Raphael Bernardi, a computational biophysicist at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the next speaker in the EBI-Berkeley fall seminar series. 
At noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in EBB 115, he will be sharing information about his computational and experimental studies on the mechanism of biomass degradation by cellulases.
To arrange a time to meet with the speaker during his visit, go to THIS LINK.
Dr. Bernardi works with molecular modeling of cellulose, cellulases and cellulosomes that are integral to the development of second-generation biofuel. To understand the efficient mechanism that leads cellulosomal machineries in organisms to degrade biomass, he is studying the interaction of the subunits of the cellulose to comprehend their synergistic systems. 
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