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

Title of thesis: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen an Amyloidfibrillen

Date of defence: June 19, 2017


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

Dr. Jbeily, Mark – Physical chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)

Title of thesis: Fluorophilicity in Biologically Relevant Systems Studied with Fluorinated Rhodamines

Date of defence: April 21, 2017

Research topic: 
Amphiphilic block copolymers synthesis


  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
  • Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Synthetic fluorophylic dyes

Dr. Fuchs, Christian – Phys. chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)

Title of thesis: “Selbstorganisation von Homopolymeren und amphiphilen Triblockcopolymeren auf wässrigen Subphasen”

Date of defence: February 27. 2017

Research topic: 
Polymer chains at the air-water interface


  • Monolayer microscopy
  • Langmuir measurements
  • Brewster angle microscopy
  • Langmuir-Blodgett

Dr. Roos, Matthias – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Title of thesis: “Brownian Dynamics of Globular Proteins under Macromolecular Crowding as Studied by NMR”

Date of defence: December 16, 2016

Research topic: 
Concentrated protein solutions and molecular dynamics via NMR


  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Spin relaxation
  • Spin diffusion
  • Pulse Field Gradient (PFG) NMR
  • Micro-viscometer

iRTG Certificates awarded to Markus

Congratulations to Arthur Markus Anton. He defended his thesis (Infrarotspektroskopie zur Strukturanalyse weicher Materie) successfully on November 15th 2016. As he has passed the additional training program Markus has been awarded the certificate of our integrated research training group “Polymers: random coils and beyond”.