Workgroup Hellmich – Membrane Biochemistry

Lab News!

Apr 2020 - Our new paper "Predicting 19F NMR chemical shifts: A combined computational and experimental study of a trypanosomal oxidoreductase-inhibitor compex" has just been published in Angewandte Chemie (Dietschreit, Wagner et al., 2020), a fantastic collaboration with the group of Christian Ochsenfeld in Munich! If you are interested, also read our previous study on the chemically induced dimerization of the oxidoreductase by its covalent inhibitor (Wagner et al., 2019, Angewandte Chemie).
Mar 2020 - Ute Hellmich was awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung Exploration Grant! These grants are awarded to outstanding junior researchers in Chemistry, Biology or Medicine to explore novel and exciting research areas. We will use this opportunity to study parasitic ion channels and their human counterparts. Watch this space for news updates!
Mar 2020 - We are currently on a SARS-CoV-2 enforced wet lab break, focussing on writing papers and theses. By staying at home, minimizing personal contacts and washing our hands frequently, we are doing our share to support the global efforts to fight against this pandemic. If you need to contact us, we are availble via our university email accounts.
Stay safe, sane and healthy! 
To learn more about this disease, we encourage you to visit the websites of reliable sources of information, such as the WHO, the Robert Koch Institute or the CDC.
Mar 2020 - Meeting Time! Dania, Mai, Victor and Ute will attend the FEBS ABC Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, supported by travel awards from FEBS, the Hans Böckler Stiftung and the GDCh. Dania and Mai will also give talks about their work - congratulations to everyone!
Jan 2020 - Charlotte is selected as one of three new TransMED PhD fellows! Congratulations!
Dec 2019 - Our story on spider silk protein dynamics with the Neuweiler group (Heiby*, Goretzki* et al, 2019, Nat. Commun,) is featured in Laborjournal!
Nov 2019 Erika receives a Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose PhD Award for her research achievements. Congratulations!
Nov 2019 Kerstin is awarded the Adolf Todt Award for her outstanding Master thesis! Congratulations!
Oct 2019 Ute is awarded the Hoechst Dozentenpreis of the Aventis Foundation and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)! Read more here and here! (JGU press release)
Oct 2019 Sarah-Ana is awarded the GBM Masterpreis 2019 from the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie for her outstanding MSc thesis! Congratulations!
Oct 2019 Victor joins our lab as a DAAD-CONACYT PhD Scholar!
Sep 2019 Benedikt receives both a Boehringer Ingelheim Travel Fellowship (declined) and an EMBO Short-term fellowship to join our friends at Groningen University for a three month stay! Congratulations!
Sep 2019 Our paper on spider silk protein dynamics and oligomerization has just been accepted in Nature Communications! A fantastic collaboration with the Neuweiler group in Würzburg! Look at the paper or read more here!

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Fun in the snow in February 2020!