I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany). I work in the Biomolecular Dynamics Group led by Prof. Bert de Groot, and my research is currently funded by the Max Planck Society and the Humboldt Foundation.
I am broadly interested in the use of molecular modelling and computational chemistry for the design of organic and biological molecules, primarily for biomedical and nanotechnological applications. I mainly use molecular dynamics simulations to study, at the atomic level, the multitude of conformations available to molecules in solution, and to extract information about thermodynamic and dynamical properties useful in the design process. In particular, at the moment I focus on free energy calculations and protein engineering.