Mai Suan Li

Professor of Physics
Division of Condensed Matter Theory
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science
Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02-668 Warsaw,
Poland

Tel: +(48 22) 843 70 01 (3326)
Fax: +(48 22) 847 52 23
Email: masli [at] ifpan [dot] edu [dot] pl

Brief CV

Education and Degrees

1976 - Master of Science, State University of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova
1984 - Doctor of Philosophy, State University of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova
1993 - HabilitationInstitute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
2013 - Professor of Physics, the title granted by the President of Poland

Employment

1977-1989 - Lecturer, Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
1993-2002 - Adjunct, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
2002-9.2010 - Associate Professor, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Since 10.2010 - Professor of Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

 Research Interests

Biophysics

  • Folding kinetics of proteins
  • Finite size effects on cooperativity of denaturation transition in two-state proteins
  • Refolding under the quenched force
  • Stretching of proteins
  • Structural diseases related to fibril formation of beta-amyloids
  • Drug design for Alzheimer's disease and Influenza virus

Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics

Selected Publications

Biophysics

1. Truong Duc Toan and Mai Suan Li, Probing the binding affinity by Jarzynski’s non-equilibrium free energy and unbinding times , J. Phys. Chem. B, appeared online, DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b02137 (2018). PDF
2. G. La Penna and Mai Suan Li, Towards High‐Throughput Modelling of Copper Reactivity Induced by Structural Disorder in Amyloid Peptides , Chemistry: A European Journal; 24, 1-13 (2018). PDF
3. Michał Wojciechowski, Bartosz Różycki, Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, Mai Suan Li, Edward A. Bayer & Marek Cieplak, Dual binding in cohesin-dockerin complexes: the energy landscape and the role of short, terminal segments of the dockerin module , Scientific Reports 8:5051 (2018), PDF
4. Viet Hoang Man, Mai Suan Li, Philippe Derreumaux, and Phuong H. Nguyen, Rayleigh-Plesset equation of the bubble stable cavitation in water: A nonequilibrium all-atom molecular dynamics simulation study , J. Chem. Phys. 148(9), 09450 (2018), PDF
5. Nguyen Quoc Thai, Ngan Quy Nguyen, Chuong Nguyen, Truong Quy Nguyen, Kiet Ho, Trung Tin Nguyen, and Mai Suan Li, Screening potential inhibitors for cancer target LSD1 from natural products by steered molecular dynamics , Molecular Simulation 44, 335-342 (2018),
DOI: 10.1080/08927022.2017.1380802 PDF
6. Mai Suan Li, Ligand migration and steered molecular dynamics in drug discovery: Comment on Ligand diffusion in proteins via enhanced sampling in molecular dynamics by Jakub Rydzewski and Wieslaw Nowak , Physics of Life Reviews 22-23, 79-81 (2017),
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2017.08.006, PDF
7. Thai Nguyen QuocNguyen Hoang Linh Huynh Quang Linh, and Mai Suan Li, Protocol for fast screening of multi-target drug candidates: Application to Alzheimer's disease , Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 77, 121-129 (2017),
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmgm.2017.08.002, PDF
8. Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, Nguyen Quoc Thai, Zuzana Bednarikova, Le Huu Phuc, Huynh Quang Linh, Zuzana Gazova, and Mai Suan Li, Bexarotene does not clear amyloid beta plaques but delays fibril growth: Molecular mechanisms , ACS Chem Neuroscience 8 (9) 1960-1969 (2017).
DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00107 PDF
9. Nguyen Hoang Linh, Tran Thi Minh Thu, Ly Anh Tu, Chin-Kun Hu, and Mai Suan Li, Impact of Mutations at C-Terminus on Structures and Dynamics of Ab40 and Ab42: A Molecular Simulation Study , J. Phys. Chem B 121, 4341-4354 (2017). PDF
10. Maksim Kouza, Pham Dang Lan, A. M. Gabovich, A. Kolinski, and Mai Suan Li, Switch from thermal to force-driven pathways of protein refolding , J. Chem. Phys. 146, 135101 (2017). PDF
11. Quan Van Vuong, Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, Giovanni La Penna, Peter Faller, and Mai Suan Li, Impact of Cu(II) binding on Structures and Dynamics of Ab42 Monomer and Dimer: Molecular Dynamics Study , ACS Chem NeuroScience (2016, accepted). PDF
12. Nguyen Quoc Thai, Ning-Hsuan Tseng, Mui Thi Vu, Tin Trung Nguyen, Huynh Quang Linh, Chin-Kun Hu, Yun-Ru Chen, and Mai Suan Li, Discovery of DNA dyes Hoechst 34580 and 33342 as Good Candidates for Inhibiting Amyloid Beta Formation: In silico and in vitro Study , J. Computer-Aided Mol Design (2016)
DOI:10.1007/s10822-016-9932-1. PDF
13. Nguyen Hoang Linh, Tran Thi Minh Thu, Phan Minh Truong, Pham Dang Lan, Man Hoang Viet, Phuong H. Nguyen, T. Ly Anh, Y-C. Chen, and Mai Suan Li, Ab41 Aggregates More Like Ab40 Than Like Ab42: In silico and in vitro Study , J. Phys. Chem B 120 (30), 7371-7379 (2016). PDF
14. Yu-Jen Chang, Nguyen Hoang Linh, Hui-Ming Yu, Mai Suan Li, and Yun-Ru Chen, Alzheimer's Amyloid-beta Sequesters Caspase-3 via its C-terminal Tail , ACS Chemical Neuroscience 7 (8), 1097-1106 (2016). PDF
15. Tin Trung Nguyen, Duy Phuoc Tran, Huy Dinh Quoc Pham, Zung Hoang, Paolo Carloni, Phuc Van Pham, Chuong Nguyen, and Mai Suan Li, Ligand binding to anti-cancer target CD44 investigated by molecular simulations , Journal of Molecular Modeling 22 (7), Article Number: 165 (2016). PDF
16. Z. Bednarikova, PDQ Huy, M.M. Mocanu, D. Fedunova, M.S. Li, and Z. Gazova, Fullerenol C-60(OH)(16) prevents amyloid fibrillization of A beta(40) - in vitro and in silico approach , Phys Chem Chem Phys 18 (28), 18855-18867 (2016). PDF
17. Son Tung Ngo, Shang-Ting Fang, Shu-Hsiang Huang, Chao-Liang Chou, Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, Mai Suan Li, and Yi-Cheng Chen, Anti-arrhythmic medication Propafenone is potential drug for Alzheimer's disease by inhibiting aggregation of Abeta: in silico and in vitro studies , Journal of Chem Inf Model. 56 (7), 1344-1356 (2016)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00029 . PDF
18. M.H. Viet, N.T.V. Oanh, Philippe Derreumaux, Mai Suan Li, Christopher Roland,Celeste Sagui and Phuong H. Nguyen, Picosecond infrared laser-induced all-atom nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation of dissociation of virus , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 11951-11958 (2016). PDF
19. Quan Van Vuong, Tin Trung Nguyen, and Mai Suan Li, A New Method for Navigating Optimal Direction for Pulling Ligand from Binding Pocket: Application to Ranking Binding Affinity by Steered Molecular Dynamics , J. Chem. Info. Model. 55, 2731-2738 (2015). PDF
20. Man Hoang Viet, Philippe Derreumaux, Mai Suan Li, Christopher Roland,Celeste Sagui and Phuong H. Nguyen, Picosecond dissociation of amyloid fibrils with infrared laser: a nonequilibrium simulation study , J. Chem. Phys. 143, 155101 (2015). PDF
21. Man Hoang Viet, Phan Minh Truong, Philippe Derreumaux, Mai Suan Li, Christopher Roland,Celeste Sagui and Phuong H. Nguyen, Picosecond melting of peptide nanotubes using an infrared laser: a nonequilibrium simulation study , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 27275 (2015). PDF
22. Minh D. Pham, Ya-Ping Lin, Quan Van Vuong, Penumaka Nagababu, Brian T.-A. Chang, Kok Yaoh Ng, Chein-Hung Chen, Chau-Chung Han, Chung-Hsuan Chen, Mai Suan Li, Steve S.-F. Yu, Sunney I. Chan , Inactivation of the particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) in Methylo- coccus capsulatus (Bath) by acetylene , BBA - Proteins and Proteomics 1854, 1842-1852 (2015). PDF
23. J. Nasica-Labouze , O. Berthoumieu, P. Nguyen, F. Sterpone, N-V. Buchete, S. Cote, A. De Simone, A. Doig, P. Faller, A. Garcia, A. Laio, Mai Suan Li, S. Melchionna, N. Mousseau, Y. Mu, A. Paravastu, S. Pasquali, D. Rosenman, B. Strodel, B. Tarus, J. Viles, T. Zhang, C. Wang, and P. Derreumaux, Amyloid beta-protein and Alzheimer's disease: when computer simulations complement experimental studies , Chemical Reviews 115, 3518-3563 (2015),
DOI: 10.1021/cr500638n. PDF
24. M. Kouza, N.T. Co, P.H. Nguyen, A. Kolinski, and Mai Suan Li, Preformed template fluctuations promote fibril formation: Insights from lattice and all-atom models , J. Chem. Phys. 142, 145104, 2015 (
DOI:10.1063/1.4917073). PDF
25. M.H. Viet, K. Siposova, Z. Bednarikova, A. Antosova, T.T. Nguyen, Z. Gazova, and Mai Suan Li, In silico and in vitro study of binding affinity of tripeptides to amyloid beta fibrils: Implications for Alzheimer's disease , J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 5145 (2015). PDF
26. Quan Van Vuong, Zuzana Bednarikova, Andrea Antosova, Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, Katarina Siposova, Mai Suan Li, and Zuzana Gazova, Inhibition of Insulin Amyloid Fibrillization by Glyco-Acridines: In vitro and in silico Study , MedChemComm 6, 810 (2015),
DOI:10.1039/C5MD00004A. PDF
27. Son Tung Ngo, Binh Khanh Mai, Dinh Minh Hiep, and Mai Suan Li, Estimation of the binding free energy of AC1NX476 to HIV-1 protease wild-type and mutations using free energy perturbation method , Chem. Biol. Drug Design 86, 546-558 (2015). PDF
28. Pham Dinh Quoc Huy, and Mai Suan Li, Binding of fullerenes to amyloid beta fibrils: Size matters , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 16, 20030-20040 (2014). PDF
29. Phan Minh Truong, Man Hoang Viet, Phuong H. Nguyen, C. K. Hu, and Mai Suan Li, Effect of Taiwan Mutation (D7H) on Structures of Amyloid Beta Peptides: Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics Study , J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 8972-8981 (2014). PDF
30. Man Hoang Viet, Phuong H. Nguyen, P. Derreumaux, and Mai Suan Li, Effect of the English familial disease mutation (H6R) on the monomers and dimers of Abeta and Abeta42 , ACS Chem Neurosci. 5, 646-657 (2014). PDF
31. Arthitaya Meeprasert, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Mai Suan Li, Supot Hannongbua, Exploring the potent inhibitors against NS3/4A protease of hepatitis C virus using steered molecular dynamics technique , Current Pharmaceutical Design 20 (Nr 21), 3465 (2014). PDF
32. P.h. Nguyen, Mai Suan Li, and P. Derreumaux, Amyloid oligomer structure characterization from simulations: A general method , J. Chem. Phys. 140, 094105 (2014). PDF
33. Truc Trang Nguyen, M.H. Viet,and Mai Suan Li, Effects of water models on binding affinity: Evidences from all-atom simulation of binding of Tamiflu to A/H5N1 neuraminidase , The Scientific World Journal 2014, paper A536084 (2014). PDF
34. M.H. Viet, P.H. Nguyen, S.T. Ngo, Mai Suan Li, and P. Derreumaux, Effect of the Tottori familial disease mutation (D7N) on the monomers and dimers of Ab40 and Ab42 , ACS Neuroscience 4, 1446-1457 (2013). PDF
35. M. H. Viet, C-Y. Chen, C-K. Hu, Y-R. Chen, and Mai Suan Li, Discovery of Dihydrochalcone as potential lead for Alzheimer's disease: in silico and in vitro study , Plos One 8(11), e79151 (2013). PDF
36. M. Kouza, C-K. Hu, Mai Suan Li, and A. Kolinski, A structure-based model fails to probe the mechanical unfolding pathways of the titin I27 domain , J. Chem. Phys. 139, 065103 (2013). PDF
37. H. -L. Chiang, S. T. Ngo, C. -J. Chen, C.-K. Hu, M. S. Li, Oligomerization of peptides LVEALYL and RGFFYT and their binding affinity to insulin , Plos One, 8, 65358 (2013). PDF
38. Nguyen Truong Co, Chin-Kun Hu, and Mai Suan Li, Dual effect of crowders on fibrillation kinetics of polypeptide chains revealed by lattice models, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 185101 (2013). PDF
39. V.Q. Vuong, K. Siposova,T.T. Nguyen, A. Antosova, L. Balogova, L. Drajna,J. Imrich, M. S. Li, and Z. Gazova, Binding of glyco-acridine derivatives to lysozyme leads to inhibition of amyloid fibrillization, Biomacromolecules 14 (4), 1035-1043 (2013). PDF
40. Son Tung Ngo and M. S. Li, Top-Leads from natural products for treatment of Alzheimer's disease: Docking and molecular dynamics study, Molecular Simulation 39, 279-291 (2013) . PDF
41. P.D.Q. Huy, Y-C. Yu, Son Tung Ngo, Tran Van Thao, C-P Chen, M. S. Li, and Y-C Chen, In silico and in vitro characterization of anti-amyloidogenic activity of vitamin K3 analogues for Alzheimer's disease, BBA-General Subjects 1380, 2960 (2013). PDF
42. Nguyen Truong Co and M. S. Li, New method for determining size of critical nucleus of fibril formation of polypeptide chains, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 095101 (2012) . PDF
43. Son Tung Ngo and M. S. Li, Curcumin binds to Ab40 peptides and fibrils stronger than ibuprofen and naproxen, J.Phys. Chem. B 116, 10165 (2012) . PDF
44. M. H. Viet and M. S. Li, Amyloid peptide Ab40 inhibits aggregation of Ab42: evidence from molecular dynamics simulations, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 245105 (2012) . PDF
45. M. S. Li and B. K. Mai, Steered molecular dynamics - a promising tool for drug design, Current Bioinformatics 7, 342 (2012) . PDF
46. M. C. Wu, M. S. Li, W. J. Ma, M. Kouza, and C. K. Hu, Universal geometrical factor of protein conformations as a consequence of energy minimization, Europhys. Lett. 96, 68005 (2011) . PDF
47. R. K. Mishra, G. Mishra, M. S. Li and S. Kumar, Effect of shear force on the separation of double stranded DNA, Phys. Rev. E 84, 032903 (2011) . PDF
48. P. K. Ghosh, M. S. Li, and B. C. Bag, Periodic force induced stabilization or destabilization of the denaturated state of a protein , J. Chem. Phys. 135, 114101 (2011) . PDF
49. Truc Trang Nguyen, Binh Khanh Mai, and M. S. Li, Study of Tamiflu sensitivity to variants of A/H5N1 virus using different force fields, J. Chem. Info. Model. 51, 2266 (2011) . PDF
50. G. Mishra, D. Giri, M. S. Li and S. Kumar, Role of loop entropy in the force induced melting of DNA hairpin, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 035102 (2011) . PDF
51. Binh Khanh Mai and Mai Suan Li, Neuraminidase inhibitor R-125489 -- a promising drug for treating influenza virus: Steered molecular dynamics approach, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 410, 688 (2011) . PDF
52. Man Hoang Viet, Son Tung Ngo, Nguyen Sy Lam , and Mai Suan Li, Inhibition of aggregation of amyloid peptides by beta-sheet breaker peptides and their binding affinity, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7433 (2011) . PDF
53. Phuong Hoang Nguyen, Philippe Derreumaux, and Mai Suan Li, Effects of all-atom force fields on amyloid oligomerization: Replica exchange molecular dynamics simulations of the Ab16-22 dimer and trimer, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 9778 (2011). PDF
54. Binh Khanh Mai, Man Hoang Viet, and Mai Suan Li, Top-leads for swine influenza A/H1N1 virus revealed by steered molecular dynamics approach, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 50,2236 (2010). PDF
55. Mai Suan Li, N.T. Co, G. Reddy, C-K Hu and D. Thirumalai, Factors governing fibrillogenesis of polypeptide chains revealed by lattice models, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 218101 (2010). PDF
56. Zh. S. Gevorkian, Mai Suan Li, and C-K Hu, Sample to sample fluctuations in heterogeneous DNA, Journal of Polymer Science Part B 48, 2432 (2010). PDF
57. H.-L. Chen, Jack C.-C. Hsu, Man Hoang Viet, Mai Suan Li, Chin-Kun Hu, Chia-Hsun Liu, Frederick Y. Luh, Silvia Si-Wei Chen, Evan S.-H. Chang, Andrew H.-J. Wang, Min-Feng Hsu, Wunshain Fann, Rita P.-Y. Chen, Studying the fast folding kinetics of an antifreeze protein RD1 using a photolabile caging strategy and time-resolved photoacoustic calorimetry on a nanosecond time scale, Proteins: Structures, Functions, and Bioinformatics 78, 2973 (2010). PDF
58. Bidhan Chandra Bag, Chin-Kun Hu, and Mai Suan Li, Colored noise, folding rates and departure from Kramers' behavior, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 11753 (2010). PDF
59. G. Arad-Haase, S.G. Chuartzman, S. Dagan, R. Nevo, M. Kouza, B.K. Mai, H.T. Nguyen, Mai Suan Li, and Z. Reich, Mechanical unfolding of acylphosphatase studied by single-molecule force spectroscopy and MD simulations, Biophys. J 99, 238 (2010). PDF
60. H.B. Nam, M. Kouza, H. Zung, and Mai Suan Li, Relationship between population of the fibril-prone conformation in the monomeric state and oligomer formation times of peptides: Insights from all-atom simulations, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 165104 (2010). PDF
61. S. Kumar, and Mai Suan Li, Biomolecules under mechanical force, Physics Reports 486, 1 (2010)(This review is among top 10 most downloaded). PDF
62. M. Kouza, C.K. Hu, H. Zung and Mai Suan Li, Protein mechanical unfolding: importance of non-native interactions, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 215103 (2009). PDF
63. A.M. Gabovich, and Mai Suan Li, Mechanical stability of proteins, J. Chem Phys. 131, 024121 (2009). PDF
64. Mai Suan Li, and M. Kouza, Dependence of protein mechanical unfolding pathways on pulling speeds, J. Chem Phys. 130, 145102 (2009). PDF
65. Huey-Jen Fang, Yong-Zhong Chen, Mai Suan Li, Ming-Chya Wu, Chun-Ling Chang, Chung-ke Chang, Yen-lan Hsu, Tai-huang Huang, Hueih-Min Chen, Tian-Yow Tsong, and Chin-Kun Hu, Thermostability of the N-terminal RNA-binding domain of the SARS-CoV nucleocapsid protein: Experimental study and numerical simulations, Biophys. J. 96, 1892 (2009). PDF
66. Mai Suan Li, D. K. Klimov, J.E. Straub, and D. Thirumalai, Probing the mechanisms of fibril formation using lattice models, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 175101 (2008). PDF
67. Mai Suan Li, A.M. Gabovich, and A.I. Voitenko, New method for deciphering free energy landscape of three-state proteins, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 105102 (2008). PDF
68. Maksim Kouza, Chin-Kun Hu, and Mai Suan Li, New force replica exchange method and protein folding pathways probed by force-clamp technique, J. Chem. Phys 128, 045103 (2008). PDF
69. Mai Suan Li, Secondary structure, mechanical stability and location of transition state of proteins, Biophys J. 93, 2644 (2007). ps
70. P. H. Nguyen, Mai Suan Li, G. Stock, J.E. Straub, and D. Thirumalai, Monomer adds to preformed structured oligomers of Abeta-peptides by a two-stage dock-lock mechanism, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104, 111 (2007). PDF
71. Mai Suan Li, Maksim Kouza, Chin-Kun Hu, Refolding upon force quench and pathways of mechanical and thermal unfolding of ubiquitin, Biophysical J. 92, 547 (2007). PDF
72. M. S. Li, C.-K. Hu, D. K. Klimov, and D. Thirumalai, Multiple step wise refolding of immunoglobulin domain I27 upon force quench depends on initial conditions, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103, 93 (2006). PDF
73. M. Kouza, M. S. Li, E. P. O'Brien Jr., C.-K. Hu and D. Thirumalai. Effect of finite size on cooperativity and rates of protein folding, J. Phys. Chem. A 110, 671 (2006). PDF
74. M. Kouza, C.-F. Chang, S. Hayryan, T.-H. Yu, M. S. Li, T.-H. Huang, and C.-K. Hu. Folding of the protein domain hbSBD, Biophysical J. 89, 3353 (2005). PDF
75. P. H. Nguyen, G. Stock, E. Mittag, C.K. Hu, and M. S. Li, Free energy landscape and folding mechanism of beta-hairpin in explicit water: a replica exchange molecular dynamics study, Proteins: Structures, Functions, and Bioinformatics 61, 795 (2005). PDF
76. M. S. Li, D. K. Klimov, and D. Thirumalai, Finite size effects on calorimetric cooperativity of two-state proteins, Physica A 350, 38 (2005). PDF
77. M. S. Li, D. K. Klimov, and D. Thirumalai, Finite size effects on thermal denaturation of globular proteins, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 268107 (2004). PDF
78. M. S. Li, D. K. Klimov, and D. Thirumalai, Thermal denaturation and folding rates of single domain proteins: size matters, Polymer 45, 573 (2004). PDF
79. M. S. Li, D. K. Klimov, and D. Thirumalai, Dependence of folding rates on protein length, J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 8302 (2002). PDF
80. M. S. Li and M. Cieplak, Simple models of proteins with repulsive non-native contacts, Eur. Phys. J. B 14, 787 (2000). PDF
81. M. Cieplak, T. X. Hoang, and M. S. Li, Scaling of folding properties in simple models of proteins, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1684 (1999). PDF
82. M. S. Li and M. Cieplak, Folding in two-dimensional off-lattice models of proteins, Phys. Rev. E 59, 970 (1999). PDF
83. M. S. Li and M. Cieplak, De1ineation of the native basin in continuum models of proteins, J. Phys. A 32, 5577 (1999). PDF

Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics

1. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, H. Szymczak and A. I. Voitenko, Quasiparticle conductance-voltage characteristics for break junctions involving d-wave superconductors: charge-density-wave effects , J. Phys. Cond. Matter 29 (50), Article Number: 505602 (2017). PDF
2. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, H. Szymczak and A. I. Voitenko, Influence of the spatially inhomogeneous gap distribution on the quasiparticle current in c-axis junctions involving d-wave superconductors with charge density waves , J. Phys. Cond. Matter 28 (44), Article Number: 445701 (2016). PDF
3. A.M. Gabovich, A.I. Voitenko, Mai Suan Li, and H. Szymczak, Quasiparticle current along the c axis in junctions involving d-wave superconductors partially gapped by charge density waves , Phys. Rev. B 92, 054512 (2015). PDF
4. A.M. Gabovich, A.I. Voitenko, Mai Suan Li, and H. Szymczak, Stationary Josephson current as a tool to detect charge density waves in high-Tc oxides , Physica C 516, 62-73 (2015). PDF
5. A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Stationary Josephson current in junctions involving d-wave superconductors with charge density waves: the temperature dependence and deviations from the law of corresponding states , European Phys J B 87, 115 (2014). PDF
6. A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Orientation percularities of dc Josephson tunneling between d-wave superconductors with charge density wave , Phys. Rev. B 87, 104503 (2013). PDF
7. A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Image forces for a point-like dipole near a plane metal surface: An account of the spatial dispersion of dielectric permittivity , Surface Science 606, 510 (2012). PDF
8. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, d-Wave superconductivity and s-wave charge density waves: coexistence between order parameters of different origin and symmetry , Symmetry 3, 699 (2011). PDF
9. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, The phase diagram for coexisting d-wave superconductivity and charge-density waves: cuprates and beyond, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 23, 385701 (2011). PDF
10. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Competition of superconductivity and charge density waves in cuprates: Recent evidence and interpretation, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Vol. 2010 (2010), Article ID 681070. ps
11. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Temperature-dependent pseudogap-like features in tunnel spectra of high_Tc cuprates as a manifestation of charge-density waves, J. Phys.: Cond. Matter 20, 425218 (2008). ps
12. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Tunnel spectra of junctions involving BSCCO and other cuprates: Superconducting and charge-density-wave gapping, Physica C 468, 1145 (2008). ps
13. T. Ekino, A.M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li, M. Pekala, H. Szymczak, and A.I. Voitenko, Analysis of the pseudogap-related structure in tunneling spectra of superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O, Phys. Rev. B 76, 180503R (2007). ps
14. Z. R. Struzik, A. Glatz, and Mai Suan Li, 1/f Noise in one-dimensional charge density wave system, Europhys. Lett. 66, 385 (2004). PDF
15. A. M. Gabovich, Mai Suan Li and A. I. Voitenko, New method of the spin-polarization detection in tunnel junctions ferromagnet/insulator/charge-density-wave metal, Pis'ma v ZhETP 80, 55 (2004). PDF
16. M. S. Li and T. Nattermann, Flux lattice melting in two-dimensional disordered superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 67, 184520 (2003). PDF
17. M. S. Li, H. Zung and D. Dominguez, Nonlinear AC resistivity in s-wave and d-wave disordered granular superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 257004 (2002). PDF
18. M. S. Li, Microwave absorption in s- and d-wave disordered superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 64, 144501 (2001). PDF
19. A. Glatz, S. Kumar and M. S. Li, Collective dynamics of one-dimensional charge density waves, Phys. Rev. B 64, 184301 (2001). PDF
20. M. S. Li, P. Nordblad and H. Kawamura, Aging effect in ceramic superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1339 (2001). PDF
21. H. Kawamura and M. S. Li, Nature of the ordering of the three-dimensional XY spin glasses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 187204 (2001). PDF
22. M. S. Li and D. Dominguez, AC resistivity of d-wave ceramic superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 62, 14554 (2000). PDF
23. M. S. Li, Second harmonics and compensation effect in high-Tc ceramic superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 60, 118 (1999). PDF
24. M. S. Li, Surface growth with spatially correlated noise, Phys. Rev. E 55, 1178 (1997). PDF
25. H. Kawamura and M. S. Li, An equilibrium phase with broken time-reversal symmetry in ceramic high-Tc superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1556 (1997). PDF
26. H. Kawamura and M. S. Li, Chiral glass: a new equilibrium phase of ceramic high-T_c superconductors, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn 66, 2110 (1997). PDF
27. M. S. Li, T. Nattermann, H. Rieger and M. Schwartz, Vortex lines in three-dimensional XY model with positional disorder, Phys. Rev. B 54, 16024 (1996). PDF
28. H. Kawamura and M. S. Li, Monte Carlo studies of the ordering of ceramic superconductors - chiral glass, orbital glass and nonlinear susceptibility, Phys. Rev. B 54, 619 (1996). PDF
29. T. Nattermann, S. Scheidl, S. E. Korshunov and M. S. Li, Absence of reentrance in the two-dimensional XY-model with random phase shift , J. Physique I 5, 565 (1995). PDF
30. M. S. Li, and M. Cieplak, Renormalization group study of the coupled XY-Ising models, Phys.Rev.B 50, 955 (1994). PDF
31. M. Cieplak, M. S. Li, and J. R. Banavar, Universality and chaos in XY spin glasses, Phys.Rev.B 47, 5022 (1993). PDF
32. M. Cieplak, J. R. Banavar, M. S. Li, and A. Khurana, Frustration, scaling and local gauge invariance, Phys.Rev.B 45, 786 (1992). PDF
33. M. S. Li, Spin glass in two-sublattice model, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 95,569 (1989) (Sov.Phys. JETF 68 (1989) 319).
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Review

M. S. Li, Paramagnetic Meissner effect and related dynamical phenomena, Physics Reports. 376, 133-223 (2003). PDF

People

Group members

Dr. Panagiotis Theodorakis
Institute of Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
panos@ifpan.edu.pl

Dr. Pawel Krupa
Institute of Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
pkrupa@ifpan.edu.pl

Pham Dinh Quoc Huy
PhD student
Institute of Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
quochuy@ifpan.edu.pl

Nguyen Truong Co
PhD student
Institute of Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
ntco@ifpan.edu.pl

Julia Varenyk
Research Assistant
Institute of Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
varenyk@ifpan.edu.pl

Alummi

Maksim Kouza
PhD student(2004-2009)
kouza@ifpan.edu.pl

Man Hoang Viet
PhD studenti (2009-2013)
mhviet@ifpan.edu.pl

Ngo Son Tung
PhD student (2011-2015)
nstung@ifpan.edu.pl

Collaborators on Biophysics

Prof. D. Klimov
School of Computational Sciences
George Mason University
dklimov@gmu.edu

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong
Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
J.W. Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany
phuong@theochem.uni-frankfurt.de

Prof. D. Thirumalai
Biophysics Program and Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology
University of Maryland
thirum@glue.umd.edu

Collaborators on Condensed Matter Physics



Prof. A. M. Gabovich
Institute of Physics
Ukraine Academy of Sciences
03028 Kiev-28, Ukraine
collphen@iop.kiev.ua


Dr. A. I. Voitenko
Institute of Physics
Ukraine Academy of Sciences
03028 Kiev-28, Ukraine
voitenko@iop.kiev.ua

Research Funding


Interactions of amyloid beta peptides with metal ions and lipid membranes: insights from latice and all-atom simulation
supported by NCN in Poland,
grant No 2015/19/B/ST4/02721.
(2016-2019)

Inhibitors, protein aggregation and carbon nanotube
supported by NCN in Poland,
grant No 2011/01/B/NZ1/01622.
(2011-2014)

Study of fibril formation of biomolecules
supported by Ministry of Sciences and Informatics in Poland,
grant No 202-204-234.
(2008-2011)

Phase transitions in superconductors and biomolecules
supported by Ministry of Sciences and Informatics in Poland,
grant No 1P03B-018-27.
(2004-2007)

Paramagnetic Meissner effect and dynamics of protein folding
supported by Ministry of Sciences and Informatics in Poland,
grant No 2P03B-146-18.
(2000-2003)

Invited Talks

Plenary Talks at International Conferences

1. Steered Molecular Dynamics - a Promissing Tool for Drug Design, International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physics, July 4 - 8, 2011, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia (plenary talk): link
2. Scaling properties of protein folding and misfolding, 2005 Taiwan Summer Symposium on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-2005), 31July - 3 August 2005, Taipei, Taiwan., Plenary talk, link

Invited Talks at International and National Conferences

1. Protein aggregation: key principles and applications, 2015 NCTS International Workshop on Critical Phenomena and Complex Systems, August 15-17, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2. Protein aggregation: key principles and applications, The third International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Physics (IWTCP), July 27-30, Da Lat, Vietnam
3. In silico and in vitro search of potential drugs for Alzheimer's disease, 9th international conferenc "Structure and Stability of Biomacromolecules", June 30 - July 3, 2015, Kosice, Slovakia.
4. Key Factors Governing Fibril Formation of Proteins: Insights from Simulations, International Conference "From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB14)", May 25-27 2014, Gdansk, Poland
5. Computer-aided drug design: basic concepts and applications to influenza virus and Alzheimer's disease, Workshop on Molecular Simulations of Biophysics and Biochemistry, November 21 , 2013, RIKEN AICS, Kobe, Japan
6. Factors Governing Fibrillogenesis of proteins: from lattice to all-atom simulations, 3th International Conference on Molecular Simulation (ICMS2013), November 18-20, 2013, Kobe, Japan
7. Mechanical stability of proteins: from coarse-grained to all-atom simulations, Satellite Meeting of ICMS2013 in Nagoya: Large-Scale Molecular Simulations in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, November 16, 2013, Nagoya, Japan
8. Computer-aided drug design: basic concepts and applications to influenza virus and Alzheimer's disease, The 13th KIAS Conference on Protein Structure and Function, September 26-28, 2013, Seoul, Korea
9. Computer-aided drug design: basic concepts and applications to Alzheimer's disease and influenza virus, 8th International Conference "Structure and Stability of Biomacromolecules" (SSB 2013), September 10-13, Kosice, Slovakia
10. Factors Governing Fibrillogenesis of proteins: from lattice to all-atom simulations, 1st International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Physics (IWTCP-1): Condensed Matter, Soft Matter and Materials Physics, 30 July - 2 August, 2013, Da Nang, Vietnam
11. Key factors governing fibrillogenesis of proteins: Insights from computer simulations, 2013 Taiwan International Workshop on Biological Physics and Complex Systems (BioComplex-Taiwan-2013), 17-20 July 2013, Taipei, Taiwan
12. Computer-aided drug design: Basic concepts and application to influenza and Alzheimer's diseases, The 37th National Conference on Theoretical Physics, August 6-9 2012, Cua Lo, Vietnam
13. Computer-aided drug design: Basic concepts and application to influenza and Alzheimer's diseases, NCTS Summer Workshop on Structure and Aggregation of Proteins, August 23rd 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
14. Inhibitors of aggregation of beta amyloid peptides: implications for Alzheimer's disease, CECAM workshop Anchoring simulations to experiments: challenges for understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease , May 21-23, 2012, Paris, France
15. Application of Steered Molecular Dynamics to Drug Design, First International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, December 20-21, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
16. Computational Study of Diseases Associated with Protein Aggregation, 2011 NCTS December Workshop on Critical Phenomena and Complex Systems, December 02-05, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan
17. Fibril Formation of Amyloid Peptides: from Lattice to All-Atom Simulations, 7th International Conference "Structure and Stability of Biomolecules", September 6-9 2011, Kosice, Slovakia
18. Steered Molecular Dynamics - a Promissing Tool for Drug Design, 2011 Taiwan International Workshop on Biophysics and Complex Systems, July 21-26, 2011, Taippei, Taiwan
19. Fibril formation of proteins and peptides, BioScience 2010- Workshop on expanding the frontiers of biomolecular science, November 15 - 17, Julich, Germany
20. Factors governing fibrillogenesis of polypeptide chains, The 10th KIAS Conference on Protein Structure and Function, 2010, September 30 - October 2, Seoul, Korea.
21. Scaling at nano-scale, The international conference on frustrated Spin Systems, Cold Atoms, Nano-Materials, 2010, July 14-16, Hanoi, Vietnam.
22. Fibril Formation of Amyloid Peptides, International Workshop on Computational Biophysics 2010, February 1-5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
23. Fibril Formation of Amyloid Peptides: from Lattice to All-atom Simulations, International Conference on Computational Physics 2009, December 15-19, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
24. Factors Governing Fibrillogenesis of Polypeptide Chains, 2009 Taiwan International Workshop on Biophysics and Complex Systems, 10-15 December 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
25. Fibril formation of amyloid peptides: from lattice to all-atom simulations, CECAM workshop "Frontiers in Bio-molecular Aggregation: Experiments, Applications and Simulations", April 30- May 2, 2009, Dublin, Ireland
26. Fibril formation of amyloid peptides: from lattice to all-atom simulation, The 9th Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-2008) 8-12 July 2008, Taipei, Taiwan
27. New Force Replica Exchange Method and Mechanical Unfolding of Proteins, 2008 NCTS July Workshop on Critical Phenomena and Complex Systems, 05-07, July 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
28. Mechanism of oligomerization of short peptides, 2006 NCTS November Workshop on Critical Phenomena and Complex Systems, 10-12 November 2006, Taipei, Taiwan.
29. Refolding of protein under quenched force, International Conference "Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physic" (MMCP 2006), High Tatra Moutains, Slovakia, 28 August - 1 September, 2006.
30. Finite Size Effects on Folding and Aggregation of Proteins, 2005 NCTS September Workshop on Critical Phenomena and Complex Systems, 9-10 September 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.
31. Protein folding and unfolding by simulations, 2004 Taipei Winter Workshop on Biological and Nonlinear Physics, 17-18 December 2004, Taipei, Taiwan.
32. Numerical Simulation of Protein Folding, 2004 Workshop on Computational Physics, 2-4 December 2004, NCHC, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
33. Go-like model for protein folding, 2004 Taipei Fall Workshop on Biopolymer and Complex Systems, 19-22 November 2004, Taipei, Taiwan.
34. Cooperativity of folding and unfolding of globular proteins, International conference on Biologically Motivated Statistical Physics and Related Problems (StatPhys-Taiwan 2004), 22-26 June 2004, Taipei, Taiwan.
35. Scaling and Marginal Stability of Globular Proteins, 2003 Taipei Fall Workshop on Nonlinear and Complex Systems, 27-29 November 2003, Taipei, Taiwan.
36. Cooperativity of folding of protein, International Conference on Statistical Physics and Dynamic Systems: theory and applications, 18-23 September 2003, Nor-Ambed, Armenia.
37. Equilibrium phase with broken time-reversal symmetry in ceramic hihg-Tc Superconductors, International Workshop on "Superconductivity, Magneto-resistive Maretials and Strongly Correlated Electrons", 4-10 January 1999, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Organised Events

3rd Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland

We would like to invite you to attend The Second Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland which will be held in Zielona Góra in September 2018. The workshop is open not only for Vietnamese graduates and postdocs in Poland but also for people from other countries. The aim of the workshop is to offer an opportunity for participants to meet in an informal environment to discuss the latest advances in the field, to present their activities, to make connections, and to initiate cooperation. The topics will be covered are all domains of natural and social sciences, and technology. The workshop is jointly organized by the Le Quy Don Society, Institute of Physics PAS and Foundation for Supporting Integration of Vietnamese in Poland.
Find out more here.

2nd Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland

We would like to invite you to attend The Second Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland which will be held in Warsaw on September 23-24, 2017. The workshop is open not only for Vietnamese graduates and postdocs in Poland but also for people from other countries. The aim of the workshop is to offer an opportunity for participants to meet in an informal environment to discuss the latest advances in the field, to present their activities, to make connections, and to initiate cooperation. The topics will be covered are all domains of natural and social sciences, and technology. The workshop is jointly organized by the Le Quy Don Society, Institute of Physics PAS in Warsaw and Foundation for Supporting Integration of Vietnamese in Poland.
Find out more here.

1st Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland

We would like to invite you to attend The First Workshop of Vietnamese Students in Poland which will be held in Krakow on September 24-25, 2016. The aim of the workshop is to offer an opportunity for Vietnamese graduates and postdocs in Poland to meet in an informal environment to discuss the latest advances in the field, to present their activities, to make connections, and to initiate cooperation. The topics will be covered are all domains of natural and social sciences, and technology. The workshop is jointly organized by the Le Qui Don Society and Foundation for Supporting Integration of Vietnamese in Poland.
Find out more here.

ICCST 2014

The First International Conference on Computational Science and Technology (ICCST 2014) will be held in Warsaw, Poland on May 15-16, 2014. The venue will be the Conference Hall of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, one of the best research institutes in Poland. ICCST 2014 is co-organized by the Division of Nanostructures Modeling at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences and Chemistry Department , University of Leuven , Belgium.
Find out more here.

Protein Day at ICST

To celebrate the second birthday of the Institute for Computational Science and Technology (Dec 17 2008 - Dec 17 2010) we are going to organize "Protein Day at ICST" on 16th of December 2010. Registration is free of charge but if you plan to attend please contact Mrs Nhung (dkpnnhung@yahoo.com). Free lunch will be served. You are cordially welcome.
The program is here.