Doctoral students seminar (January 14, 2020)

Interaction and aggregation mechanisms of peptides at biologically relevant interfaces

rehearsal by Torsten John

The aggregation of peptides into β-sheet rich oligomers and fibrils is a characteristic phenomenon observed for amyloidogenic peptides. These fibrillation processes have been linked to the onset of ageing-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or type 2 diabetes. [1] The conditions that cause the aggregation of the soluble peptide monomers into insoluble amyloid plaques is still under investigation. Next to the physicochemical environment, surfaces have been identified to influence the aggregation kinetics. Particularly relevant are nanostructured interfaces due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, and thus large overall surface area. [2]

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Doctoral students seminar (September 10, 2019)

Lucas Löser on “Squid-based protein films: native material vs. molecular-engineered material”
and Robert Kahl on “Oriented Crystallization of Semiconducting Polymers in thin Films”

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Doctoral students seminar (May 21, 2019)

Martha Schulz on “Impact of αc-relaxation on Crystallization Process, Morphology and Reorganization Behavior – an Overview of PCL, PEO, POM and PB1″

and Tobias Thalheim on “Compression of Single DNA Molecules in a Thermophoretic Trap”

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Doctoral students seminar (April 30, 2019)

Mareen Schäfer on “Structure and dynamics of the nanophase separated comb-like polymer PPDOT as investigated by solid-state NMR”
Arne Böker on “Simulations of protein thermodynamics and structures with the PRIME20 model”

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