Divison of Biophysics


Research

The Biophysics Divisions conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of biomolecular function, physical chemistry and radiochemistry. The activities contribute to the Research Programmes Nuclear Safety and Cancer Research in the Helmholtz-Association. We are particularly interested in:

 

  • structural and dynamic aspects of biomembranes
  • conformational transitions in membrane proteins
  • interactions between (radio)metals and biomolecules
  • effects of metals and radionuclides on the metabolism of microorganisms

Education

The Biophysics Division participates in the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) supported by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

Practicals on Molecular Spectroscopy and Calorimetry are offered. The following lectures on biospectroscopy are held within the BIOTEC-Master programme and the Biophysics education at the TU-Dresden, including the specialization "Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics":

Biological Thermodynamics (in English, summer semester)

Biophysical Methods (in German, winter semester)

Experimental Methods

  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Circular dichroism
  • Static and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Calorimetry
  •  X-ray free electron laser (X-FEL) for protein structure determination

Spectroscopic data are evaluated in combination with Density Functional Theory to understand photochemoical and photophysical properties of organic complexes of actinides


Staff

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FWOP Enas Mohammed Hassan Attia Elisabeth Fischermeier Muhammad Hassan Obeid Dr. Jana Oertel Jenny Philipp Matthias Suhr Dr. habil. Karim Fahmy Dr. Satoru Tsushima

Head

NameBld./Office+49 351 260Email
Fahmy Prof. Dr., Karim801/P3012952
3601
k.fahmyAthzdr.de

Employees

NameBld./Office+49 351 260Email
Knöppel, Juliusj.knoeppelAthzdr.de
Nucke, Lisal.nuckeAthzdr.de
Oertel Dr., Jana801/P3022978
3570
j.oertelAthzdr.de
Philipp, Jenny801/P3063241
3568
j.philippAthzdr.de
Subramanian, Madhumalarm.subramanianAthzdr.de
Tsushima Prof. Dr., Satoru801/P3022978
s.tsushimaAthzdr.de

Contact

Prof. Dr. Karim Fahmy
Head Biophysics
k.fahmyAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2952, 3601
Fax: 12952, 3553


Links

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