An Insight to HIV-1 Assembly through Normal Mode Analysis
Normal mode analysis, also known as harmonic analysis, is applicable to many fields. It identifies the natural, resonant movements of a physical object such as a building, guitar string, or molecule. In this talk I will demonstrate how to apply normal mode analysis to Gag proteins, the building block of HIV. Specifically, this technique will be used to analyze how the movement of the proteins change when bound to specific RNA during HIV viral assembly.