Sebastian Sturm from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Leipzig has joined the group to work on the fitting of data obtained from pulling simulations. Sebastian, Prof. Dr. Klaus Kroy and their collaborators are the co-authors of a recent article appeared on Nature Communications aiming to bridge pulling simulations and rapid force spectroscopy experiments through a rigorous probabilistic model. Such a model provides a unified theoretical framework for rupture force distributions and mean unbinding forces in both slow and fast pulling regimes.
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