Michelle Kuttel

Email: michelle.kuttel@uct.ac.za

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0554-4632

NRF Rating
C2 - rated

Carbohydrate chemistry, Computational chemistry, Computational modelling and Bio-analytical chemistry, Glycobiology (Specialisations), High performance computing (Specialisations), Molecular modelling (Specialisations), Scientific computing (Specialisations), Scientific visualization (Specialisations)

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Research Interests
My research is in the general area of Computational Science: the development of research software and its application to solve problems in scientific disciplines. Within this broad field, I work in the areas of:
1. Computational Chemistry: my focus is on computational glycochemistry, using molecular
modelling methods to investigate the conformation and interactions of bacterial carbohydrates
playing key roles in infection, with a particular focus on vaccine development;
2. Computational Astronomy: development of software and computational methods to support
the South African Square Kilometre Array radio telescope initiative;
3. Parallel and High Performance Computing: using parallel architectures to accelerate
compute-intensive algorithms;
4. Research Programming: the development of software tools to support research in Chemistry
and Astronomy; and
5. Visualisation: using visualisation methods to generate novel effective visualisations of large,
complex scientific data sets.

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