Theory/Simulation paper on Phase Separation and Membrane Asymmetry published

A paper in collaboration with an Oxford simulation group demonstrates asymmetry phase separation.

John Williamson and Peter, in collaboration with the fantastic group in Oxford (Phil Fowler, working with Mark Sansom), have published a paper in the Journal of the American ChemicalSociety, showing how hydrophobic mismatch can drive asymmetric phase separation in lipid bilayers. This confirms the theoretical ideas John has written about for quite some time. Phil in particular devised some very nice simulations, and simulation tools, to show what's going on in these systems.  Read about it here