Seminar, 06. February 2014, Johannes Schoeneberg

06. February 2014, 16:15
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, seminar room 3423

ReaDDY: Software for particle-based-reaction-diffusion dynamics in crowded cellular environments

Johannes Schoeneberg
(Computational Molecular Biology Group, FU Berlin)

Introduction to the software package ReaDDy for simulation of detailed spatiotemporal mechanisms of dynamical processes in the cell, based on reaction-diffusion dynamics with particle resolution. In contrast to other particle-based reaction kinetics programs, ReaDDy supports particle interaction potentials. This permits effects such as space exclusion, molecular crowding and aggregation to be modeled. The biomolecules simulated can be represented as a sphere, or as a more complex geometry such as a domain structure or polymer chain. ReaDDy bridges the gap between small-scale but highly detailed molecular dynamics or Brownian dynamics simulations and large-scale but little-detailed reaction kinetics simulations. ReaDDy has a modular design that enables the exchange of the computing core by efficient platform-specific implementations or dynamical models that are different from Brownian dynamics.