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EPSRC Reference: GR/R63585/01
Title: JREI:- Advanced Simulation of Nano-Bioelectronic systems and devices
Principal Investigator: Asenov, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Green, Dr NG Roy, Professor S Cooper, Professor J
Morgan, Professor H
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Project Partners:
Silicon Graphics International Corp SGI
Department: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Organisation: University of Glasgow
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 01 April 2002 Ends: 31 March 2005 Value (£): 194,525
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioelectronic Devices Cells
Medical science & disease
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare Creative Industries
Electronics Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
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This JREI application is seeks funding for the purchase of a Silicon Graphics computer system completely deicated to the simulation of Nano-Bioelectronic devices and Biophysical systems, bringing together the expertise of the Bioelectronics Group and the Device Modelling Group at the University of Glasgow. The work will be primarily based around 3D finite element particle-field simulations, coupling Poisson solvers, to the motion of ions and sub-micron biological objects based upon Langevin equation Brownian dynamics. Specific examples of the systems that will be investigated are Ion Flux in protein channels, Brownian Ratchets, molecular electrostatic interactions and many body problems. The overall aim is to develop simulation techniques and code specifically designed and calibrated for biophysical and bioelectronic real world systems, for example viral analysis, drug discovery and biosensor design.The semiconductor industry has expanded rapidly, with reduced research and development time and time to market, thanks to extensive use of powerful simulation technique and device modelling. Currently, biotechnological and pharmacological industries make very little use of advanced simulation techniques due to the lack of flexible calibrated tools in these fields. The long term goal of this research is to provide these tools and, as a result, bring to nanobioelectronics the advantages that the semiconductor industry has long enjoyed.
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