Soft matter and biological physics are closely related branches of physics because many parts of biological cells and tissues consist of soft matter systems. Using theoretical modelings and computer simulations, our group focuses primarily on understanding the underlying physical mechanisms of biological systems from molecular to cellular scales and investigating free energy landscapes and conformational changes of polymer complexes. We are also interested in modeling and simulations of aqueous electrolytes and identifying the mechanism of ion transport. Current research topics include membrane proteins structure & function, functional & mechanical properties of biological soft matter, cell-penetrating peptides(CPPs) & drug delivery, ion transport in water-in-salt electrolytes(WISEs), etc.
Seungho presented a poster titled by “Translocation of cell-penetrating peptides using the weighted ensemble method within molecular dynamics simulations approach” @ 67th BPS annual meeting (02/18-02/22, San Diego)
A preprint titled by “Translocation of a single Arg9 peptide across a DOPC/DOPG(4:1) model membrane using the weighted ensemble method” has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.
Seungho gave a talk titled by “Translocation of cell-penetrating peptides across a model membrane using molecular dynamics simulations” @ KPS fall meeting (10/19-10/21, Busan)
Our group is seeking talented and motivated students (intern, Master, PhD). Please contact us if you are interested.