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03 - 05 Sept 2017 Cambridge, UK


 Professor Thomas Kiefhaber 

 Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany



Thomas studied and graduated with a doctorate at the Universities of Regensburg and Bayreuth in the field of biophysics. From 1991 until 1993 he worked in research as a postdoc at Stanford University, USA. In 1993 Kiefhaber took on the position of research group leader and assistant professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and completed his habilitation in 1995. He conducted research in the kinetics and thermodynamics of protein folding and became a full professor in 2006. From 2007 to 2014 Thomas Kiefhaber successfully continued his research on protein folding  and dynamics at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Technical University of Munich. Since May 2014 he carries out research at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg as a professor of protein biochemistry.

Thomas researches in the field of folding, stability and dynamics of proteins. The focus is on kinetic studies on the mechanism of protein folding reactions. With the help of optical spectroscopy, fast dynamics in the time domain from picoseconds to microseconds are investigated, as well as intermediate and rate-determining steps of convolution reactions are characterized. The aim is to understand the energy behavior of the folding process.