Computational Science on Coffee in collaboration with the Research Center of Jülich

All cellular processes involve molecular recognition. Uncovering the molecular basis of cellular pathways is essential for an in-depth understanding of cellular biology events. Molecular simulations predicting the structure, dynamics and energetics of biological systems constitutes a key approach for this research.

Today’s coffee research encompasses multiple scientific disciplines including genetics, agronomy, botany, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, engineering, physiology and psychology. The study on how coffee effects human health at a molecular level has emerged as a key area of science and medical significance.

The collaboration between the Research Center of Jülich and the Ernesto Illy Fondation supports the establishment of the position of an assistant professor pursuing research in Computational Coffee Science. It fosters the development and application of computational molecular simulation methods to address topical questions of coffee research on a molecular level.