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 the 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 and BASF in Schwarzheide. Continue reading “Excursion to Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide (February 21, 2018)”


Presentation and Rhetoric (January 23-24, 2018)

More than ever, sophisticated presentation skills are vital to one’s professional career in academia.

Junior scientists are regularly called upon to present the results of their research, rarely being given formal training in presentation skills.

The main focus of this workshop is to help you to master the art of persuasive and compelling presentations and to enhance your rhetorical skills. Continue reading “Presentation and Rhetoric (January 23-24, 2018)”

I, Scientist Conference on Gender, Career Paths and Networking on 25-26 May 2018 in Berlin

The conference is designed by and for students and young researchers in the natural sciences and mathematics. Its mission is to increase the visibility of female role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester will talk about the changes she instilled within her workplace as the director of Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, creating gender-equal place for all of her employees and improving their work-life balance.

Link to the program

Lecture Series “Molecular Modelling” at UL (WS 2017/18)


Friday, 8:30 am to 10:00 am, Härtelstr. 16-18, Seminar Room 018 (ground floor)

In December, the lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Jens Meiler of Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.,the remaining lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Peter Hildebrand, University of Leipzig.

Lab Training

from January 3, 2018 to January 19, 2018, Härtelstr. 16-18

Details will be given during the lectures.


Please register directly with peter.hildebrand@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Source: Module Molecular Modelling, UL

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)”

iRTG Program SoSe 2018 – Overview

Doctoral students seminars

April 2018

Varun Danke


Philipp Zimmermann

May 2018

Ricardo Kurz


Martin Kordts

June 2018

Matthias Fischer


Svetlana Pylaeva

July 2018

Sebastian Belau


Erik Schreck

August 2018:

Bruno Voigt


Hasan Nazmul

September 2018:

Anton Mordvinkin


Alexander Korn