Media Coverage

Some of our articles or figures garnered additional attention. The right-facing arrow -> leads to the article on the publications page.

[Publications: Science 328 (2010), 470] Molecular basis of alternating access membrane transport by the sodium-hydantoin transporter Mhp1 [top] [site menu]

[Publications: Phys. Biol. 3 (2006), 147] A hydrophobic gate in an ion channel: the closed state of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor [top] [site menu]

[Phys Biol 3 with nAChR top view] Our paper in Physical Biology 3 (2006), 147–159 has been selected for inclusion in IoP Select.

IoP Select is a special collection of journal articles, chosen by the Institute of Physics Editors based on one or more of the following criteria: Substantial advances or significant breakthroughs, a high degree of novelty, significant impact on future research

Qualifying articles are published first in the source journal and then become free for 365 days from the date they enter the Select service.

Physical Biology also used one of our figures as a cover image for the issue.

[Publications: Phys. Biol. 1 (2004), 42] Influence of geometry, surface character, and flexibility on the permeation of ions and water through biological pores [top] [site menu]

[2008 Physical Biology Citations Award] Our paper in Physical Biology 1 (2004), 42-52 (free pdf) has been chosen as one of the highlights of the articles published in Physical Biology in 2004 and 2005. To date (2008) this is the most cited article in Physical Biology and earned the 2008 Physical Biology Citations Award.

[Publications: Phys. Biol. 3 (2006),
147--159] Visions of Science 2005: Ion channel in the nervous system [top] [site menu]

[Ion channel in the nervous system] An image of the water density in the M2 helices of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor was awarded a Highly commended in the Concepts category of the Visions of Science 2005 competition.

Visions of Science is a photographic awards scheme organised by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and co-sponsored by the Daily Telegraph to encourage ongoing discussion about science. [...] To the judges of the Awards, a Vision of Science is an attention-grabbing image that gives new insight into the world of science and the workings of nature. It may show something never seen before, it may explain a scientific phenomenon, it may illustrate scientific data or it may simply be an image that shows the beauty of science.

This image and many other, even more fascinating ones can be seen as large prints in a touring exhibition.

The science behind the image is described in O. Beckstein and M. S. P. Sansom, A Hydrophobic Gate in an Ion Channel: The Closed State of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor.

The image was created by loading the average water density from a molecular dynamics simulation (produced by my gridcount tools) and the M2 helices of nAChR into VMD and rendering it with Raster3D 2.7c.

[Publications: PNAS 100 (2003),7063] Liquid-vapour oscillations of water in hydrophobic nano pores [top] [site menu]

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