Dr. Baumann, Monika – Experimental physics (Balbach, MLU)

Title of thesis: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen an Amyloidfibrillen

Date of defence: June 19, 2017

Methods:

  • Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), 1H, 15N, 13C, High-pressure NMR, Protein expression and purification, DNA modification, Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy

Successful Defence of Monika Baumann (group of J. Balbach)

Congratulations to Monika. She defended here thesis successfully and completed the additional training program of our integrated research training group.

Title: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen an Amyloidfibrillen

Date: 19.06.2017 at 4.15pm
Location: SR 2.12, Von-Danckelmann-Platz 1, 06120 Halle

Official announcement

Talk by T. John at UL (June 13, 2017)

Amyloid peptide aggregation near gold interfaces and membranes

The aggregation of peptides into amyloid fibrils, desired or undesired, plays an important role in biological systems. Amyloid-forming peptides are soluble in its native state and aggregate under certain circumstances via intermediates to insoluble fibrils with characteristic cross-β-sheet structure. This aggregation is believed to be connected with several neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it is not yet clear if the oligomeric intermediates or the mature fibrils are the toxic species or if amyloid fibrils are just a side product in the development of these diseases.

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