November 1, 2005
Bioengineering Professor Teresa Head-Gordon is one of four researchers across the country to be selected as a principal investigator for the new “cyber-enabled chemistry” grants from the National Science Foundation.
The new chemistry division grant program is designed to explore how researchers and educators can fully exploit the potential of cyberinfrastructure – the vast web of computer, data and networking technologies proliferating around us – for chemistry. Head-Gordon’s funded project, titled Cyberinfrastructure for Next-Generation Biomolecular Modeling, seeks to develop and validate new ways of simulating biological molecules and publicly distribute the software they develop. Other participants include Martin Head-Gordon of UC Berkeley, Vijay Pande of Stanford and Jay Ponder of Washington University.