Eric Schulze

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Eric Schulze



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1. Coarse-grained MD simulation of lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions

Fig. 1: Render of CG bilayer with inserted lipid anchor in water

We investigate local membrane property changes and domain formation due to lipid anchoring through large scale, coarse-grained MD simulations. Of special interest is the geranylgeranyl anchor of the small GTPase RAB5, which is extensivley studied through all-atom MD simulations by E. Edler.

2. All-atom MD simulations of hydrogen bonding in small molecules

Fig. 2: Render of a mandelic acid dimer

Mandelic acid is an important resource for various chemical synthesises. We are performing all-atom MD simulation to gain insight to its crystalizing behavoir in different solvents. This is of interest for members of the PCF group who are optimizing purification processes.

3. Brownian Dynamics of macromolecular interactions in viral infection

Fig. 3: Render of the "deadly" 1918 influenza hemagglutinin

The BD project is funded by the IMPRS "ProEng" and aims for an improved understanding of the infectivity of different influenza strains. We are using a multi scale approach of Brownian and Molecular Dynamics to investigate the docking behaviour of sialic acid compouds to the viral hemagluttinin. The project goes along with the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies where the applied software SDA7 is developed.


since 2015 - PhD Student funded by the IMPRS "ProEng" scholarship at the MPI Magdeburg

2008 - 2015 - B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biosystems Engineering at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Organisationseinheit (Abteilung, Gruppe, Einrichtung):

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme
  • Molekulare Simulationen und Design

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