Talk by Ruth Bärenwald at MLU (December 12, 2017)

Solid state NMR investigations and MD simulations of amphiphilic triblock copolymers in lipid bilayers

Pluronics are triblock copolymers widely used in pharmacological industry that consist of hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) end blocks and a hydrophobic poly(propylene oxide) middle block. Depending on the lengths of the different blocks, Pluronics can influence membrane properties in a variety of ways.

Using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), we investigated the structure and dynamics of different Pluronics interacting with a number of phosphatidylcholine membranes with variable bilayer thickness and acyl chain saturation. Continue reading “Talk by Ruth Bärenwald at MLU (December 12, 2017)”


Compact Course “Basic teaching“ (November 28-29, 2017)

In the compact course you get an introduction to the fundamentals of academic teaching. Special emphasis is put on teaching in natural sciences and on the “Four Laws”.

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Excursion to Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide (February 21, 2018)

The SFB/TRR 102 will arrange an excursion to the Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide on the February 21st, 2018. This research institution is part of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP).  Members of the SFB together with its integrated research training group of Martin-Luther-Universität and Universität Leipzig will get an insight  into research and the facilities of FhI in Schwarzheide. Continue reading “Excursion to Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide (February 21, 2018)”

[TRR67.IGK] Module “Materials in Medicine – basic” from 29.11. – 01.12.2017 in Dresden

The module gives the medical background for relevant problems of the subprojects. This includes relevant disease patterns, latest forms of treatment, difficulties and latest developments in the fields of implants, biomaterials as skin or bone replacement.

Please register for the seminar until November 24 by sending an e-mail to albrecht@uni-leipzig.de.

Program Materials in Medicine 2017

Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018: Functional Polymers

Joint DIPC, JCNS & SoftComp Workshop 2018: Functional Polymers
19 – 21 March 2018, San Sebastian, Spain

Flyer workshop on functional polymers

The workshop focuses on advanced polymer materials, and aims to bring together physicists and chemists who are interested in novel polymer nanocomposites, polymers functionalized with supramolecular groups and functional soft nano-objects.

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich – Functional Polymers


Talk by S. Link at MLU (November 14, 2017)

UV-B induced changes of eye-lens crystallins

Age related cataract is the major cause of blindness worldwide. With the age of 75 years, more than 50% of all people are affected and so far, surgery is the only effective treatment available. For this reason it is important to understand the complex system of the eye lens especially effects of aging like chronic UV-B irradiation.

Many modifications of crystallins by UV-B on already aggregated and destroyed protein have been found. So far, changes in the soluble fractions of the protein are not well investigated. Answering this question, different techniques of solution NMR have been applied to native and irradiated hgD-crystallin to identify and characterize a modified but still soluble state of the protein. This would highlight the first structural changes on the transition from functional soluble protein to dysfunctional aggregates.

Location: MLU, Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3, SR 1.06
Time: 3.30pm