A physicist by education, I did my PhD under collaborative supervision of Prof. Anne Ulrich (biochemistry) and Prof. Marcus Elstner (physical chemistry) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. I worked on antimicrobial peptides, which are investigated as a putative replacement for conventional antibiotics, because the are less prone to bacterial resistance due to their different mode of action. In order to study the interactions between these peptides and bacterial membranes, I did molecular dynamics simulations in membranes, comparing closely my results with data from solid state NMR in oriented lipid bilayers.
Since October 2015, I am a PostDoc in Prof. Giovanni Bussis group, studying the conformation and mode of action of the SINEB2 repeat, an RNA sequence which is able to enhance protein translation.
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