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Oxidative stress: Alternative utilization of glucose ensures survival of the cell

15 01 2015

Oxidative stress in the cell blocks the normal sugar metabolism. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the team …

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Welcome back Richard and Ulf!

13 01 2015

In december, Richard Henchman and Ulf Hensen are visiting us to continue our work on entropy calculations. Welcome!

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A new way to calculate conformational entropies!

13 01 2015

Our joint paper with Ulf and Richard got accepted on how to calculate conformational entropies of complex molecules from molecular forces, …

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FAK allosteric network helps interpreting FRET measurements!

12 01 2015

Jing’s allosteric network of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) when binding PIP2 helped to interpret recent FRET results in FAK activation …

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Welcome Katra!

11 01 2015

Dr. Katra Kolsek joins us as a postdoc to work on disulfides in the von Willebrand factor. Welcome!

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Welcome Ana!

11 01 2015

We are happy that Ana Herrera Rodriguez joins us as a PhD student to work on silk assembly under flow. Welcome!

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Mechanosensing ability of Focal Adhesion Kinase

10 12 2014

Mechanosensing plays a decisive role at focal adhesions (Fas), sites at which external forces are integrated into cellular signaling pathways, thereby …

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Composite Materials

02 12 2014

Polymeric materials show outstanding mechanical properties and have attracted a great deal of scientific interest. By means of all-atom molecular dynamics, …

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Focal Adhesion Kinase is a mechanosensor!

02 12 2014

MD simulations of a FAK fragment containing the catalytic and FERM domains in different protein system are carried out to compare …

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Job

Proteins under shear flow

30 11 2014

Shear flow, as it occurs for example in blood vessel, is an alternative way of subjecting proteins to forces for signalling …

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