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Contact Details

Forschungszentrum Jülich
ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry
52425 Jülich
Germany

Tel.: +49-2461-61-3670
Email: b.strodel at fz-juelich.de

Curriculum Vitae

since 2018
W2-Professor at the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

since 2015
Head of the Computational Biochemistry Group at the ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich

2011-2017
Junior-Professor at the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

2009-2014
Head of the Young Investigators Group Multiscale Modelling of Protein Interactions at the ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich

2006-2008
Postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. David J. Wales, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, UK

2001-2005
Ph.D. with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stock, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

2000
Diploma thesis in chemistry with Prof. Georg Jansen, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

1995-2000
Undegraduate studies in chemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Awards and appointments

  • since 2019: Lead Editor of Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2018: Editorial Board member of Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2016-2019: Associate Editor of RSC Advances
  • 2009-2014: Helmholtz Young Investigators Grant
  • 1998-2000: Fellowship from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • 1998-1999: Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Publications

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Conference talks in 2019

Outreach

  • 2009, 2013, 2016: Understanding proteins with computer simulations, Hands-on sessions for the public at the "Tag der Neugier", Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 2013: Forschung in 3-D: Vom Verst√§ndnis molekularer Maschinen zur gezielten Therapie, Festival Lecture (together with Prof. Dieter Willbold), Forschungszentrum Jülich [Video]
  • 2015: Understanding proteins with computer simulations, Hands-on sessions and talk for the public at the "Night of Science", Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • 2015: Close-up science: Prof. Strodel about Alzheimer's disease (in German) [Video]
  • 2017: Teaching molecular modeling to Nigerian students at the Drug Discovery Africa 2017 conference at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Research interests

  • Developing methods for studying protein aggregation in biological environments
  • Protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions
  • Protein aggregation and amyloid diseases
  • Enzymes

Theses

PhD thesis: Quantum-mechanical modeling of dynamics and femtosecond spectroscopy of photoisomerizations in condensed phase (in German)

Diploma thesis: Spheroidal multipole expansion for the calculation of intermolecular interactions

Other Interests