Christophe Jean-Mary Chipot
Primary Research Area
- Biological Physics
Professor Chipot received his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 1994 from the Henri PoincarÃ© University, in France, conducting research on intermolecular potentials with a fellowship from the Roussel Uclaf Institute. Following a post-doctorate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the University of California in San Francisco, he became a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the NASA Ames Research Center. He joined the CNRS in 1996 at the University of Lorraine, where he worked on the modeling of the biological membranes by means of computer simulations, while developing original approaches for free-energy calculations and the exploration of rare events. His developments also extend to the accurate description of intermolecular interactions, including induction phenomena. He received his habilitation in 2000 and was promoted research director in 2006. Since 2012, he has been directing an Associate International Laboratory established between the CNRS and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
3047 Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology
405 North Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Selected Articles in Journals
- Chipot, C. Frontiers in free-energy calculations of biological systems. Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Comput. Mol. Sci. 2014, 4, 71-89.
- Gumbart, J. C.; Roux, B.; Chipot, C. Standard binding free energies from computer simulations: What is the best strategy? J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 2013, 9, 794-802.
- Pohorille, A.; Jarzynski, C.; Chipot, C. Good practices in free-energy calculations. J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 10235-10253.
- Phillips, J. C.; Braun, R.; Wang, W.; Gumbart, J.; Tajkhorshid, E.; Villa, E.; Chipot, C.; Skeel, L.; Schulten, K. Scalable molecular dynamics with NAMD. J. Comput. Chem. 2005, 26, 1781-1802.
- Hénin, J.; Chipot, C. Overcoming free energy barriers using unconstrained molecular dynamics simulations. J. Chem. Phys. 2004, 121, 2904-2914.