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Dr Marc Van der Kamp

Dr Marc Van der Kamp

Dr Marc Van der Kamp
M.Sc.(Wageningen), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Office C52
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2147

Research summary

Research in my group involves the use of biomolecular simulation to investigate and predict the behaviour of biomolecules. Of particular interest are enzymes and their specificity, catalysis and dynamics. The main techniques used are combined quantum mechanical / molecular mechanical modelling (QM/MM) and molecular dynamics simulation. The current primary area of interest is the use and development of biomolecular simulation protocols to aid development of biocatalysts.

As a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow (affiliated with the BrisSynBio research centre), I will investigate biosynthetic enzymes that are responsible for a wide range of natural products, such as terpene and polyketide synthases ...

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Marc van der Kamp's research involves understanding biomolecules - in particular enzymes - through biomolecular simulation. He is an expert in combined quantum mechanical / molecular mechanical (QM/MM) modelling as applied to studying enzyme reactions. As a BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, he is developing and applying QM/MM and other methods to redesign enzymes as biocatalysts to help with the sustainable production of desired molecules. 

Marc obtained a first-class (cum laude) MSc in Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. During two MSc research projects, he gained experience with both computational and experimental biochemical methods. He subsequently specialized in ...

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