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Figure 1. AFM images of the different stages of the lipid bilayer formation on a solid substrate.

Figure 2. Special software has been developed by the Clarkson team to process the AFM data.

 

 

This collaboration is based on a mutual interest from Corning Inc. and Clarkson University in studying lipid bilayer formation on solid supports. The teams have successfully conducted two years of collaborative research on the topic. The Corning team performs numerical simulations of the lipid bilayer on the solid surface to complement the experimental studies at Clarkson. The multiscale modeling framework developed at Corning involves atomistic and continuum simulation of a supported lipid bilayer. At the most fundamental level of detail, molecular dynamics simulations have quantified the interactions between the lipid membrane and the substrate. At the macroscopic level, a continuum description of the membrane and substrate is used to study the dynamics of the membrane over a long range of temporal and spatial scales. This framework has provided detailed insights into membrane dynamics on substrates, and has generated a lot of interest in the bilayer community.

For more information about Professor Sergiy Minko and his research, you may call him at 315-268-3807 or send email to sminko@clarkson.edu.

ND Fusion Receives $50,000 Grant to Refine Technology Developed at Clarkson University

ND Fusion receives $50,000 for developing chemical reactors that improve the efficiency of making bio diesel using technology developed by Clarkson Professor Roshan Jachuck. The money is provided by Grants for Growth, a program that partially funds joint projects between universities and industry that will create jobs in Central and Northern New York. Clarkson University and NanoDynamics, Inc.(a Corporate Sponsor for Clarkson’s CAMP and a Buffalo-based nanotechnology company that owns ND Fusion) are matching the grant. This special program is part of the Metropolitan Development Association’s Essential New York Initiative.

 

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