Scott Grandison

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The use of spherical harmonics in the molecular sciences is widespread. They have been employed with success in, for instance, the crystallographic fast rotation function, small-angle scattering particle reconstruction, molecular surface visualisation, protein-protein docking, active site analysis and protein function prediction. An extension of the(More)
Protein structures are not static entities consisting of equally well-determined atomic coordinates. Proteins undergo continuous motion, and as catalytic machines, these movements can be of high relevance for understanding function. In addition to this strong biological motivation for considering shape changes is the necessity to correctly capture different(More)
Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) methods are extensively used for characterizing macromolecular structure and dynamics in solution. The computation of theoretical scattering profiles from three-dimensional models is crucial in order to test structural hypotheses. Here, a new approach is presented to efficiently compute SAXS profiles that are based on(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate starch granule numbers in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) leaves. Lack of quantitative information on the extent of genetic, temporal, developmental, and environmental variation in granule numbers is an important limitation in understanding control of starch degradation and the mechanism of granule initiation. Two(More)
MOTIVATION Scale-free networks have had a profound impact in Biology. Network theory is now used routinely to visualize, navigate through, and help understand gene networks, protein-protein interactions, regulatory networks and metabolic pathways. Here we analyse the numerical rather than topological properties of biological networks and focus on the study(More)
We present a methodology that combines image and shape analysis techniques with a mathematical formulation that allows us to shed light on the elastomechanics underlying tip growth. The approach is organism neutral and can be applied to a wide range of filamentous organisms, given data of sufficient quality. Here we present images captured from experiment(More)
Thermodynamic and structural properties of the counterion atmosphere surrounding B-DNA are calculated by Monte Carlo simulation in a spatially inhomogeneous, but piecewise uniform, dielectric continuum cell model - the "barbarous" model. A boundary element formulation is implemented to study the sensitivity of these properties with respect to perturbations(More)
Many influential papers are published each year on the fundamental role that genetics plays in plant growth anddevelopment.However, despite the beautifully written and illustratedOnGrowth and Form by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1917) being published nearly 100 years ago, it could be argued that the role of physics during developmental processes is still a(More)
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