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Staff members with discipline Biophysics

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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I use computers to study science. I use and write software that model chemical interactions, light-matter interactions and particles behaviour in fluids. I apply physics principles along with computational methods to propose solutions to scientific problems.
Structural Biology
cryo Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM)
Membrane Proteins
C. (Cristina) Batista Paulino, PhD
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Assistant Professor, Head of cryo-EM unit
policy/strategy, academic & industrial partnerships, staff development & recruiting, quality management, technology transfer and public relations
dr. J.P. (Jan Peter) Birkner
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Research Manager
Molecular Dynamics
B.M.H. (Bart) Bruininks
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http://www.rug.nl/research/zernike/molecular-biophysics/cordes-group/
prof. dr. T.M. (Thorben) Cordes
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Associate Professor
Audiology, Tinnitus, Biophysics of Hearing
prof. dr. P. (Pim) van Dijk
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Professor
Membrane biology, Protein translocation and membrane protein biogenesis, multidrug resistance, biotechnology of filamentous fungi and yeast, membrane biology of hyperthermophilic Archaea
prof. dr. A.J.M. (Arnold J M) Driessen
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Professor in Molecular Microbiology
Transport processes in plants, CO2 utilization in algae and plants, Stress physiology in plants
prof. dr. J.T.M. (J Theo M) Elzenga
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Professor Ecophysiology of Plants
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Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Protein Crystallography
Biophysics
Structure-based Drug Design
prof. dr. M.R. (Matthew) Groves
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Assistant Professor
Cell movement
Signal transduction
prof. dr. P.J.M. (Peter) van Haastert
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Professor in Cell Biochemistry
Membrane Biophysics, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Lipid-protein interactions, Super-resolution microscopy
glaucoma, perimetry, physiological optics, epidemiology
prof. dr. N.M. (Nomdo) Jansonius
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Professor of Ophthalmology
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Audiology, Biophysics of Hearing
dr. ir. E. (Emile) de Kleine
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Medical physicist
Ion channels, chemical biology, biochemistry, biophysics, electrophysiology, nanotechnology
prof. dr. A. (Armagan) Kocer
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Tenure-Track Associate Professor
Force microscopist
dr. I. (Ignacio) Lopez de Blas
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Middle and Inner ear Mechanics
Biophysics of Hearing
Cochlear Implant
ir. A. (Bert) Maat
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Medical Physicist in Audiology
Electrophysiology, Single-molecule Nanopore Technology
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My research is aimed at an understanding of (bio)molecular processes, using multiscale molecular dynamics simulations.
prof. dr. S.J. (Siewert-Jan) Marrink
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Professor Molecular Dynamics
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Molecular dynamics simulations
A. (Antara) Mazumdar, MSc
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PhD student
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Field engineer: Process, Electronics, and Electromechanics.
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.
M. (Mauricio) Muñoz Arias, PhD
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Lecturer in Industrial Engineering and Management
Artificial Intelligence, Biophysics
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Deputy Director of Education AI
Development and use of biophysical tools to study complex biochemical processes at the single-molecule level.
prof. dr. A.M. (Antoine) van Oijen
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Professor of Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy
Computational Physics, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Dynamics, Applied Physics, Materials Science
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Synthetic Biology, Enzymology, Membrane Biology, Transport and Signal Transduction
prof. dr. B. (Bert) Poolman
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Professor in Biochemistry
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PhD student
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Biophysics, diamond, analytical chemistry, micro and nanofabrication, surface chemistry, (bio)nanotechnology, magnetometry, microfluidics, molecular imprinting,
dr. R. (Romana) Schirhagl
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Biological fluid mechanics and locomotion of marine, aquatic and aerial organisms, i.e. swimming and flying in all its forms. Steady and unsteady hydro- and aerodynamics of swimming and flying in nature and technology. Filtration systems in nature and technology. Biomimetics of locomotion including energetic consequences, filtration and sensory systems.
dr. E.J. (Eize J.) Stamhuis
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Assoc. Prof. Exp. Marine Zoology & Biomimetics
Physics of invertebrate vision and animal coloration.
prof. dr. D.G. (Doekele G) Stavenga
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Professor
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J. (Juanjuan) Su
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PhD student
Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling
Molecular dynamics
Coarse-Grained Models
Force Field Parametrization
Proteins and Biomembranes
dr. P.C. (Paulo) Telles de Souza
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Our main expertise is in the application of advanced methods of NMR spectroscopy to various types of solids, supramolecular assemblies, and (semi/soft) materials. Using the versatile tools of modern solid-state NMR spectroscopy we dissect dynamics as well as structure on the atomic scale. Most of our measurements employ magic-angle-spinning NMR methods, which are applicable to a wide array of materials of both biological and human-made origins. 

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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Assoc. Professor Solid State NMR Spectroscopy
enzymes, protein engineering, computational protein design, in silico screening
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researcher
Peroxisomal Membrane Protein degradation, Ubiquitination.
dr. C.P. (Chris) Williams
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Group Leader (VIDI laureate)
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