Computational Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Computational chemists' everyday work influences our understanding of the method the world works, helps manufacturers design more productive and efficient processes, characterizes new compounds and materials, and helps other researchers extract useful knowledge from peaks of data. Computational chemistry is also used to study the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions, using quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.
Chemical Biology research practices the tools of chemistry and synthesis to understand biology and disease pathways at the molecular level. Advanced biological chemistry interests include various topics such as nucleic acids, DNA repair, bioconjugate chemistry, electron transport, peptides and peptidomimetics, glycoscience, biochemical energy, vitamins, cofactors and coenzymes, biomolecular structure and function, drug activity, imaging, and biological catalysis. Biophysical Chemistry signifies the union of chemistry, physics, and biology using a variety of experimental and theoretical methods to understand the structure and function of biological systems.