Modeling and interpretation of X-ray scattering experiments with MD simulations
Collecting experimental data is often difficult – but the interpretation of the data may be even more challenging, for instance because the information content of the experimental signals is low. We develop methods for combining MD simulations with experimental data to get the best of two worlds, with some focus on small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering data (SAXS/SANS). Our developments involve accurate SAXS/SANS predictions, protein structure and ensemble refinement, studies on the protein hydration shell, and modeling of experiments at X-ray free electron lasers. We share our methods via the web server WAXSiS and GROMACS-SWAXS.