Open PhD position in Experimental Molecular Biophysics of Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases

PhD position (m/f/d) in Experimental Molecular Biophysics of protein folding and misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases at the Freie Universität Berlin (65% TV-L E13, 36 month) We are again looking for a motivated student who is interested in exploring biomedically relevant, physico-chemical concepts of protein/peptide (mis)folding trajectories at lipid membranes. This will be studied using surface-enhancedContinue reading “Open PhD position in Experimental Molecular Biophysics of Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases”

Open PhD position in Computational and Experimental Biophysics of Antibiotic Resistance

PhD position (m/f/d) in Computational and Experimental Biophysics of Antibiotic Resistance at the Freie Universität Berlin (65% TV-L E13, 36 month) We are looking for motivated students who enjoy bridging experimental and computational methods in biophysical chemistry or biophysics. You will explore the physico-chemical concepts of how electric field-driven catalysis enables the degradation of antibioticsContinue reading “Open PhD position in Computational and Experimental Biophysics of Antibiotic Resistance”

26. Nitrile IR Intensities Calibrate Electric Fields

Nitriles are almost ideal electric field probes when utilizing the vibrational Stark effect frequency shift. Almost, because they suffer from the additional H-bonding shift. Here, we show that the IR Intensity does not suffer from such effect and is the true ideal electric field strength indicator.
Weaver et al., ChemRxiv, 2022, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-6hqd3

DFG Individual Research Project Granted

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance and Enzymatic Catalysis by Combining Computational and Experimental Molecular Biophysics We will explore the relationship between the evolution of antibiotic resistance and the physical forces or non-covalent interactions that exist within enzymatic catalysts. Towards this goal, we will make use of a combined approach of computational and experimental vibrational spectroscopy in defined,Continue reading “DFG Individual Research Project Granted”