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June 2019. Our study characterizes the structure and dynamics of phospholipid bilayers close to phase transition employing atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. The simulations recover not only the well-studied first-order transition with discontinuities in the area per lipid or membrane thickne...

December 2017. Liping Sun of the Computational Biology group successfully defended her thesis with the title „Biomembrane Dynamics: From Membrane Thermodynamics to Protein Design“. Congratulations!

November 2016. SNARE peptides act cooperatively during synaptic vesicle fusion. It has previously been suggested that oligomerization of SNARE complexes, which is required for cooperative action in fusion is mediated by interactions between their transmembrane domains (TMDs) and further tuned by int...

November 2016. Combination of NMR and CD experiments with MD simulations revealed the dual role of the model fusion peptide K in aiding membrane fusion. Next to the before known function of peptide K to form a coiled-coil complex with peptide E and thus to link the fusion vesicles, the membrane-dist...