Flo Szczepaniak 
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Lorraine University Graduate student

Phone :     +33-(0)3-72-74-50-75
E-mail :     florence.szczepaniak@univ-lorraine.fr

Biographical sketch

Flo graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France in Chemistry and Physics. During her academic course, she had a first insight into the research world through several internships. She did a first internship in experimental biochemistry with Pr. Jens Hasserod at the ENS de Lyon, France, during which she synthesized new molecules to detect some enzymes in cancerous cells. Then, she went to the University of Auckland, New-Zealand, to work with Pr. Geoff Willmott on micro-fluidics and capillarity. Finally, she worked with Pr. Elise Dumont at the ENS de Lyon, France, on computational simulations and MMPBSA calculations on bio-molecular complexes. Once this internship was over, she spend one year working with Dr. François Dehez at Nancy, France and Pr. Benoit Roux at Chicago, USA, on recognition and specificity in protein-protein interactions.She is now enrolled in a dual PhD programm on the study of Molecular Basis of Recognition and Specificity in Synaptogenesis, with Dr. Dehez et Pr. Roux.

Research areas
Modeling of protein-protein interaction, free-energy calculations in biological systems.

Recent publications

Free Energy Methods for the Description of Molecular Processes
Christophe Chipot;
Annual Review of Biophysics (2023) 52 (1):
A Practical Guide to Recent Advances in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of BiomoleculesEnhanced Sampling Based on Collective Variables
Yong Wang; Ruhong Zhou; Haohao Fu; Wensheng Cai; Christophe Chipot; Xueguang Shao; (2023) 1-22
Chasing collective variables using temporal data-driven strategies
Haochuan Chen; Christophe Chipot;
QRB Discovery (2023) 413 (242-


- Renewal of the Laboratoire International Associé CNRS-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 2021
- 新的分子动力学讲义 (Dissemination).
- Kudos to Margaret Blazhynska and Emma Goulard Coderc de Lacam on their DrEAM fellowship supporting their training in the Tajkhorshid and Gumbart research groups.


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