Dr Ho’s research interest focuses on the development and application of novel computational methods to model bio-chemical systems in complex environments.
Physical organic chemistry; computational chemistry; biomolecular simulations.
Examples include the development of polarisable molecular mechanics force field, statistical mechanical free energy calculations and energy transfer dynamics in natural light-harvesting complexes.
Dr Ho’s complementary expertise in developing novel techniques such as community network analysis to elucidate signalling pathways in G-protein coupled receptors contributes towards RMIT’s research in the development of more effective drugs for cancer treatment.
In addition to his collaborations with research teams at national research institutions such as CSIRO and the Australian National University, he also has international collaborations with colleagues at Yale University (USA), with teams at Northwestern University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Arizona State University (USA) and Institut de Biologie et de Technologie de Saclay (France) amongst many others.
Dr Ho’s was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Engineering.