Dr. Dmitri Klimov in the School of Systems Biology
has partnered with Parabon Computation Inc to develop a new computational tool to study through molecular simulations the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. This work is funded by NIH through R41 grant “Distributed REMD Simulation for Probing Alzheimer
Molecular Mechanisms” awarded to Dr. Klimov. As a part of this project he and Parabon have initiated public campaign “Compute Against Alzheimer’s Disease” (see the announcement at http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2014/04/mass-number-crunching-may-help-crack-alzheimers-disease-code/).
This campaign solicits Internet users to donate computing power of their PCs for modeling proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
If you wish to support their studies and contribute to finding the cure against Alzheimer’s, please go to http://www.computeagainstalzheimers.org/ and download an application which will perform molecular simulations on your PC when it is not in use. This application will not interfere with your work on the computer, because once you touch the keyboard or mouse it goes to a dormant state waiting when your PC is idling again.
Any questions about this collaborative effort please contact:
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
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