A warm welcome to Fabian Kutzki that has just joined the MBM group as a PhD student.
Fabian completed his Master Studies at the Heidelberg University (Department for Theoretical Physics) under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Mielke. He especially focused on statistical and computational physics, stochastic differential equations and Monte Carlo simulations. He is interested in the theoretical foundations of the physics of proteins and the computational simulations that are necessary to understand them.
At MBM group he will be concerned with reactive simulations of disulfide-bonds and Redox reactions in general. His goal will be to combine classic MD simulations with some form of theoretical evaluation to predict the behaviour of chemical reactions in and between proteins without explicitly using the computationally expensive quantum physical ab initio methods.
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.