Staff members with discipline Biophysics
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cryo Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)
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Structure-based Drug Design
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Biophysics of Hearing
Biological membranes; Influence of antimicrobial molecules on bacterial outer layers; Action of signaling agents on membranes; Tear Film of the human eye
Design of electronic systems: Power electronics and communications systems.
Design and implementation of control strategies for nonlinear systems.
Physics of invertebrate vision and animal coloration.
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Primary focus at the moment is on:
(i) Transport through the nuclear pore complex
(ii) Phase separation and aggregation of disordered proteins
(iii) Molecular chaperones in neurodegenerative diseases
(iii) Soft-robotic nature-inspired microswimmers and magnetic artificial cilia.
For more details, visit the group's web-page.
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Force Field Parametrization
Proteins and Biomembranes
Intrinsically disordered proteins
Nuclear pore complexes
In a biological and biomedical context we have developed a particular interest in using the above techniques (along with other biophysical experiments) to probe the molecular mechanisms of human disease. A particular focus has been on the protein misfolding and aggregation behind Huntington's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Moreover, we have a strong interest in study the behavior of lipid membranes and how they are modulated by protein/peptide-lipid interactions.
We are increasingly applying similar experiments to determine the structure-function relationship of various functional materials. A particular interest in this area is the increasing use of bio-inspired principles to design bio-mimetic functional materials. These include responsive hydrogels, functionalized nanomaterials and other nano-assemblies.
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