Head: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Strodel
ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry
In our group we develop multiscale methods that bridge from the atomistic (microscopic) to a coarser (mesocopic) level for the description of biomolecules. Such methods enable us to reach mesoscopic time- and length scales in our simulations investigating biomolecular self-assembly. Here, our focus is on protein aggregation and the protein-protein interactions driving this process.
Within the variety of protein aggregation processes we currently concentrate on amyloid aggregation, which plays a major role in amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
Protein structure prediction: assembly of secondary structure elements by basin-hopping
F. Hoffmann, I. Vancea, S.G. Kamat, and B. Strodel.
Chem. Phys. Chem., DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402247 (2014)