Project : galaad
Section: Application Domains
Keywords : biology, health.
Molecular biology and geometrical structures
The chemical properties of molecules intervening in certain drugs are related to the configurations (or conformations) which they can take. These molecules are seen as mechanisms of bars and spheres, authorizing rotations around certain connections, similar to robots series. Distance geometry thus plays a significant role, for example, in the reconstruction from NMR experiments, or the analysis of realizable or accessible configurations. The methods we develop are well suited for solving such a problem.