Research in Dr. Im's group is focused on the applications of theoretical/computational methods to chemical and physical problems in biology and material science.
Specific research interests are:
· Protein/peptide interactions with/in biological membranes
· Transmembrane-induced signaling and regulation
· NMR structure calculation & refinement
· Modeling and simulation of glycoconjugates (GlycanStructure.org)
· Bacterial outer membranes and interactions with proteins
· Protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions (G-LoSA)
In addition, Dr. Im and his group are involved in developing the biomolecular simulation program CHARMM and its user interface CHARMM-GUI as well as ST-analyzer, a general graphical user interface toolset for simulation trajectory analysis.