Main Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, UiO.
Other Affiliations: Jülich Center for Neutron Science, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Born in Dortmund, Germany, I studied Physics at the local technical university, TU Dortmund University. During my bachelor studies I focused on Surface Physics, whereas my interest shifted to biophysics in my master project. I conducted synchrotron-based small-angle X-ray scattering studies on pharmaceutically relevant proteins in the group of Metin Tolan, in collaboration with Bayer AG in Leverkusen, for which I was granted a Master of Science in Physics degree. Now I hold a joint Doctoral Research Fellow position in Physical Chemistry at both University of Oslo and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH.
My research project concerns molecular exchange kinetics in nanoscopic self-assembling systems like polymeric micelles and antimicrobial peptides. I investigate the influence of molecular architecture and crystallization phenomena on those exchange processes, particularly in mixed systems. To this end I mainly employ (time-resolved) small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering.