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Prof Adrian Mulholland

Adrian Mulholland

Adrian Mulholland studied chemistry at Bristol and then worked at ICI Pharmaceuticals, and for a wine merchant. He carried out his doctoral work at Oxford, graduating in 1995, and then worked as a Wellcome Trust Prize Fellow with Martin Karplus at Harvard. He has worked at the University of Bristol since 1997, where he is now a Professor of Chemistry. His research focuses on investigating of mechanisms of biological catalysis, and biomolecular structure and function more generally, by computational modelling and simulation. He has worked for over 25 years on the development and application of multiscale techniques for modelling enzyme catalytic mechanisms. He established and leads CCP-BioSim, the UK Collaborative Computational Project on Biomolecular Simulation (ccpbiosim.ac.uk) and the UK High- End Computing Consortium for Biomolecular Simulation (HECBioSim.ac.uk). He has a long-standing interest in the application of high performance computing. He collaborates with experimental research groups worldwide, and with industry.