Liliane Mouawad was always interested in understanding the mechanism of action of proteins or protein assemblies. This understanding may be based on either molecular simulations or on experiments like NMR. But her expertise is primarily in molecular dynamics simulations and more precisely in normal mode analysis (NMA). She has developed several methods going from the calculation of normal modes of very large systems or of images, to the calculation of the pathway between two protein conformations, to the prediction of the compactness of a calcium-binding protein. Recently she was also involved in docking and virtual screening themes, where she has acquired enough expertise to develop a new consensus methodology to overcome some issues observed in these approaches.
An atomistic view of microtubule stabilization by GTP