Researchers at UCD


Dyas Murphy


10 Thomastown Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin

Tel: +353 1 71601 2855639


Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: 4th year Scholarship in Theoretical Physics
Year: 2007.
Title: 3rd year Scholarship in Mathematical Physics
Year: 2007.
Title: Keating Prize

Conference Contributions

Murphy, R. D., Leahy, C. T., Buchete, N-V.; (2009) 'Helix formation and helix-helix interactions in protein folding'. [Oral Presentation], 238th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington D.C , 16-AUG-09 - 20-AUG-09.


Year 2008 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc. (1st Class) Hons. - 1st place in program Subject: Theoretical Physics



Peer Reviewed Journals

Buchner, G.S. et al.,; (2010) 'Dynamics of protein folding: Probing the kinetic network of folding-unfolding transitions with experiment and theory'. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Proteins and Proteomics, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

Murphy, R.D. and Leahy, C.T. and Buchete, N.V.; (2009) Dynamics of Intra- and Inter-Helix Contact Formation Biophysical Society 53rd Annual Meeting; Biophysical Journal Boston, MA, , 28-FEB-09 - 04-MAR-09 , pp.427A-427A Available Online [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Secondary and tertiary structure formation in proteins

Maximum-likelihood methods

Markov-State-Models of proteins

Statistical mechanics of biomolecular systems



Internal Collaborators

Nicolae-Viorel Buchete (Supervisor)

Cathal Leahy

Florentina Tofoleanu

Cathy Kelly

External Collaborators

Jan Kubelka (UWYO)