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The goal of this research project is to carry out full-atom simulations of two specific biological problems, namely short DNA duplexes self-assembly  and β-lactoglobulin protein fibrillation .
Short DNA duplexes self-assemble into linear weakly bonded chains while the β-lactoglobulin self-assemble into amyloid-like fibrils. In both cases the self-assembly may drive the formation of liquid crystal phases above a critical concentration and in Ref.  a theoretical framework has been developed, which is able to properly account for the association process. A detailed full-atomistic study of these two systems would be very valuable to provide an estimate of the input parameters needed by the theory, thus enabling a more stringent comparison of theoretical and experimental results. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular simulations using biomolecular simulation packages (with preference given to the users of GROMACS).
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assessment of CV and qualifications by the board of examiners
|Number of awards per year||1|
|Frequency of calls||no|
|International mobility required ?||no|
|Eligible destination country/ies for fellows||Italy|
|Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence||All|
|Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies||All|
|Website of Fellowship Programme||https://server1.phys.uniroma1.it/physmg/ext/bandipub/main.php|
|Career Stage||Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)|
|Research Profile||Not defined|
|Employment contract with full social security||no|
|Total amount per fellowship per year||20318|
|Covers travel and subsistence||no|
|Covers research costs||no|
|Maximum duration of fellowship||12|
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