Nachwuchsgruppe / Junior Research Group
My main research interest concerns the study of self-assembled systems such as biological membrane models, surfactant liquid crystals and biological extracts with amphiphilic nature (e.g. lung surfactant and myelin) with a strong focus on the segmental structure and dynamics of the molecular components. The research is done primarily by means of advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy experiments in combination with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The MD simulations are used to obtain sets of atomistic models (by using distinct starting structures and different force-fields) which can then be assessed by their predicted NMR observables. Complementary techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) or X-ray scattering techniques are also used by collaboration with experts. More recently, focus has been put on the behaviour of simple synthetic polymers confined in phospholipid bilayers and on polymer crystallisation under lipid membrane confinement.
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