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'''Electrophoresis''' is one of the main techniques to separate DNA
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'''Ferrofluids'''   on construction
molecules by size and has shown its effectiveness in the sequencing of entire
 
genomes, including our own. This success story also increased the demand for improved and faster sequencing methods, in order to meet the upcoming challenges.
 
 
 
Over the last years, many experimental investigations have been
 
performed in the field of electrophoresis, in order to improve
 
existing methods or to develop new separation techniques which yield a
 
faster or better separation. These experimental
 
improvements gave rise to many interesting questions that still need to be dealt
 
with from a theoretical point of view.
 
 
 
The aim of this research is to provide these fundamental understandings
 
of the electrophoretic separation process by means of computer simulations using {{ES}}.
 
 
 
Special topics that are currently under investigation are:
 
* free-solution electrophoresis
 
* end-labeled free-solution electrophoresis
 
* electrophoresis in confined geometries
 
 
 
Hydrodynamic interactions are implemented in simulations by using a frictional coupling of the MD particles to a Lattice Boltzmann fluid. This efficient way of treating hydrodynamics enables a detailed study of the complex electrohydrodynamic interactions.
 
  
 
== Coworkers ==
 
== Coworkers ==
 
* [[Christian Holm]]: Project supervisor
 
* [[Christian Holm]]: Project supervisor
* [[Kai Grass]]: PhD thesis on ''Hydrodynamic effects in polyelectrolyte electrophoresis''
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* [[Joan J. Cerda]]:  
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* [[Sofia Kantorovich]]:
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== Collaborators ==
 
== Collaborators ==
* M. Hervé Cottet, CNRS laboratory, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
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* [http://www.ipfdd.de/Dr-Ulrich-Scheler.134.0.html?&L=1 Ulrich Scheler], Leibnitz-Institute for Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden, Germany
 
* [http://www.science.uottawa.ca/phy/eng/profs/slater/default.htm Gary W. Slater], University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
 
 
 
 
== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
Hydrodynamics with Lattice Boltzmann fluid: <bibentry pdflink="yes">ahlrichs99a</bibentry>
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
* {{Download|MMSD07-poster.pdf|Poster presented at MMSD07}}
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* {{Download|xxxx| Posters, presentations & co }}

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