Shin-Ho Chung

Emeritus Professor
Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

Group membership

Shin-Ho Chung received B.Sc. degrees from Stanford University, California and London University, England, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University, Massachusetts. He held a post-doctoral position at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. Currently, he leads the Computational Biophysics Group. His primary research effort is aimed at building theoretical models of biological and synthetic ion channels.

Research interests

  • Computational biophysics
  • Biological ion channels
  • Stochastic and molecular dynamics
  • Synthetic nanotubes
  • Drug-channel interactions.

Recent grants

  • 2010-2014 - NH&MRC Research Fellowship (585473): Chung, S. H.; $677,500
  • 2010-2012 - NH&MRC Project Grant (585453): Chung, S. H.; $412,500; Theoretical and computational studies on voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels.

Editorial boards

  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
  • PMC Biophysics
  • Biophysical Review and Letters.

Selected publications

  • Tamsyn A. Hilder, Rui Yang, V. Ganesh, Dan Gordon, Andrey Bliznyuk, Alistair P. Rendell and Shin-Ho Chung. Validity of current force fields for simulations on boron nitride nanotubes. Micro & Nano Letters 5, 150 - 156, 2010.
  • Dan Gordon, Matthew Hoyles and Shin-Ho Chung. An algorithm for rigid-body Brownian dynamics.Physical Review E 80, 066703-1 - 066703-12, 2009.
  • Tamsyn A. Hilder, Daniel Gordon, and Shin-Ho Chung. Salt rejection and water transport through boron nitride nanotubes. Small 5, 2183-2190, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/smll.200900349
  • S. H. Chung, O. S. Andersen and V. Krishnamurthy. Editors. Handbook of Ion Channels: Dynamics, Structure, and Applications. Springer Verlag, New York. (see Publications for chapter pdfs).
  • Dan Gordon, Matthew Hoyles and Shin-Ho Chung. An algorithm for rigid-body Brownian dynamics.Physical Review E 80, 066703-1 - 066703-12, 2009. 
  • Dan Gordon, Vikram Krishnamuthy and Shin-Ho Chung. Generalized Langevin models of molecular dynamics simulations, with applications to ion channels. Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 134102-1 - 134102-11, 2009. 
  • Tamsyn A. Hilder, Daniel Gordon, and Shin-Ho Chung. Boron nitride nanotubes selectively permeable to cations or anions. Small 5, 2870-2875, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/smll.200901229
  • Tamsyn A. Hilder, Daniel Gordon, and Shin-Ho Chung. Salt rejection and water transport through boron nitride nanotubes. Small 5, 2183-2190, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/smll.200900349
  • Taira Vora, Ben Corry and Shin-Ho Chung. Brownian dynamics study of flux ratios in sodium channels.European Biophysical Journal 38, 45-52, 2008. 
  • B. Corry, M. O'Mara and S. H. Chung. Conduction mechanisms of chloride ions in ClC-type channels.Biophysical Journal 86, 846-860, 2004. 

All publications

PHYS3045 Membrane biophysics (Physics Department).