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Molecular Biophysics

Prof. Matthias Rief

Research Field

Proteins are fascinating examples of self-organized molecular machines. Without any help a polypeptide strand can fold into functional threedimensional structures. We are interested in studying the function and folding process of proteins on the single molecule level. Examples are single molecule folding/unfolding studies or the motility of molecular motors in optical traps.

Teaching

Course with Participations of Group Members

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Mechanical single molecule spectroscopy of chaperones
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Matthias Rief
Single Molecule Mechanics of Talin Integrin Interactions and the Effects of Kindlin
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Matthias Rief
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