About the event
In 1982 Dr. Tolkatchev graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), or MIPT, Russia, which prepares specialists in theoretical and applied physics, applied mathematics and related disciplines.
After graduation Dr. Tolkatchev switched to research in organometallic chemistry and in 1992 he received a PhD in Chemistry from the A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences.
He joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, in 1993 as a postdoc where he studied molecular mechanisms of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. In 1996 he moved to Montreal, Canada and continued his work first at McGill University, and later in the Biomolecular NMR lab of the Biotechnology Research Institute, at the National Research Council Canada.
In 2014 he joined WSU as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Tolkatchev’s main interests include protein chemistry and structure, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions, protein engineering, protein NMR.
Molecular Dynamics, Life in a Simulated World.
Molecular Dynamics is a computer simulation method to model processes studied in materials science, biochemistry, chemical physics, biophysics, etc. Strengths and limitations of the method will be discussed within the context of specific research problems in protein structure and protein engineering.