Prof. Dr. Frauke Gräter
Group leader „Molecular Biomechanics“ at HITS
Professor for Molecular Biomechanics at Heidelberg University

Research Interests
Proteins, the building blocks of life, are regularly subjected and respond to mechanical forces. Me and my group at HITS want to unravel the coupling of mechanics and biochemistry at the molecular level. To this end, we use computational methods at the molecular scale and beyond, and work closely with experimentalists.
•    Mechanobiology, mechanosensing, nanomaterials
•    Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics
•    Molecular Dynamics simulations, quantum mechanical calculations
•    Multi-scale modelling, continuum mechanics

Curriculum Vitae
Since 2017    Member of the Board of Directors, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University
Since 2014    Professor for Molecular Biomechanics at Heidelberg University
Since 2009    Group leader „Molecular Biomechanics“ at HITS
2009-2014     Leader Klaus Tschira Lab in Shanghai
2007-2009     Junior group leader “Protein Mechanics and Evolution” jointly at the Bioquant, Heidelberg University and the MPG-CAS Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB) in Shanghai, China
2006-2007     PostDoc at the Department of Biology and Chemistry at Columbia University, US
2005-2006     PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany
2002-2005     PhD at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica in China and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany
1998-2002     Studies of Chemistry at Heidelberg University, Germany
1999-2000     Exchange Program Kyoto University, Japan
1996-1998     Studies of Chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany

Memberships
American Biophysical Society
German Chemical Society
German Physical Society
German Biophysical Society
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg
Center for Modelling and Simulation in the Biosciences, Heidelberg

Publications
are listed here.

Teaching
I am teaching courses at Heidelberg University, as listed here.