Assoc Prof Megan O’Mara
The Australian National University
AI O’Mara is an internationally recognised expert in computational simulation of protein dynamics, in particular the study of membrane proteins. As membrane proteins and receptors are one of the largest target classes of peptides, and have important functions of their own, her ability to simulate these interactions will be important to the Centre. Through this, she will collaborate with structural biologists (CIs Craik, Cryle, Jackson, King, Otting) to simulate the dynamics of the protein structures that they obtain through biophysical analysis. In addition to being a key collaborator, AI O’Mara will provide training in molecular dynamics to members of the Centre and provide expert advice.