Miroslav Pinak

Group Leader
Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
E-mail: miroslav.pinak@jaea.go.jp

Fields of interest:

  • Computational physics & chemistry
  • Radiation effects on human
  • Radiation risk, radioprotection, radiation dosimetry


Recent publications:

M. Pinak:
Enzymatic recognition of radiation produced oxidative DNA lesion. Molecular dynamics approach,
In: “Modern methods for theoretical physical chemistry of biopolymers” (ed. Starikow, Tanaka, Lewis), Elsevier 2006. (Book Chapter)

J. Bunta, M. Dahlberg, L. Eriksson, N. Korolev, A. Laaksonen, R. Lohikoshi,
A. Lyubartsev, M. Pinak, P. Schyman
Solvating, manipulating, damaging and repairing DNA in a computer,
J. Quant. Chem., (2006), in press

J. Kotulic Bunta, A. Laaksonen, A., M. Pinak, T. Nemoto:
DNA strand break: structural and electrostatic properties studied by molecular dynamics simulation,
Computational Biology and Chemistry, Vol. 30, (2006), pp. 112-119.

P. Schyman, J. Danielsson, M. Pinak, A. Laaksonen:
Theoretical study of human DNA repair protein hOGG1 activity,
J. Phys. Chem. A, Vol. 109(8), (2005), pp. 1713-1719.

H. Fujimoto, M. Pinak, T. Nemoto, P. O’Neill, E. Kume, H. Maekawa, K. Saito:
Molecular dynamics simulation of clustered DNA damage sites containing 8-oxoguanine and abasic site,
J. Comput. Chem., Vol. 26, (2005), pp. 788-798.

M. Pinak:
Impact of Radiation DNA Damage Determined by Computational Simulation,
Jpn. J. Health Phys., Vol. 39, No 1, (2004), pp. 35-41. (Review)

H. Fujimoto, H., M. Pinak, T. Nemoto, K. Sakamoto, K. Yamada, Y. Hoshi, E. Kume:
Large scale MD simulation of 8-oxoguanine and AP site multiple lesioned DNA molecule combined with biomolecular visualization software,
J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem), Vol. 681, Issue 1-3, (2004), pp. 1-8.

M. Pinak:
Computational determination of radiation damage effects on DNA structure,
Central European Journal of Physics, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2003), pp. 179-190. (Review)

M. Pinak:
Electrostatic Energy Analysis of 8-oxoguanine DNA Lesion – Molecular Dynamics Study,
Computational Biology and Chemistry, Vol. 27, (2003), pp. 431-441.

M. Pinak:
8-oxoguanine lesioned B-DNA molecule complexed with repair enzyme hOGG1 – molecular dynamics study,
J. Comput. Chem., Vol. 24, (2003), pp. 898-907.