Functional and Mechanical Properties of Biological Soft Matter

Mean curvature and Gaussian curvature of a DOPC/DOPG membrane

In order to understand mechanisms of various biological functions at molecular scales it is crucial to identify functional and mechanical properties of basic structures, such as peptides, DNAs, membranes(bilayer or monolayer), etc. We have been developing theoretical models of these structures to investigate their mechanical properties and interactions between those structures.