/ School of Computational Sciences
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Changbong Hyeon works mostly on theoretical and computational studies of biological systems. The emergence of life from individual physicochemical processes of cellular constituents is a major outstanding question in biophysics. The research interests of this group lie in the dynamics of DNA, RNA, and proteins at the single molecule level, as well as in the interactions among these molecules in giant macromolecular complexes such as chromosomes. Studies towards understanding biological phenomena at the systems level are a long-term research goal. Major contributions have recently been made in areas such as: (i) the physical principles underlying molecular motors, (ii) the origin of heterogeneity in bimolecular processes, and (iii) nonequilibrium thermodynamics in living systems.