Ruhr-Universität Bochum

AG Physiologie der Mikroorganismen / AG Proteinkristallographie

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. Bochum, a lively university city with 370,000 inhabitants, is situated in the heart of the Ruhr area. With its five million inhabitants, this area is the largest economic region in Europe.

Physiology of Microorganisms (Frankenberg-Dinkel group)
Within the research group "Physiology of Microorganisms" we investigate the function of bacterial and archaeal sensor proteins, the role of c-di-GMP in biofilm dispersal and the biosynthesis and assembly of phycobiliproteins. We use state of the art methodolgy in the field of molecuar biology and microbial biochemistry.

Protein Crystallography (Hofmann group)
Our Research focuses on membrane transport proteins, proteins involved in microbial photosynthesis and plant enzymes. We combine biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins (Visible and IR spectroscopy, DLS, SAXS) with the determination of their 3D-structure to gain deeper insights into protein function. In this research we build on our expertise on protein biochemistry both of membrane and soluble proteins.
Our group for Protein Crystallography is well equipped with state of the art instruments for all stages of structure solution. Frequent access to the top synchrotron beamlines in Europe is available.

Both groups are located in the Faculty of Biology, which is one of the biggest in Germany, covering a wide range of research topics from biodiversity to structural biology.


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
AG Physiologie der Mikroorganismen / AG Proteinkristallographie
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
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