Research Area B
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
AFM based characterization of out-of-equilibrium materials
The autonomous assembly of molecular building blocks into structures is a common process in living systems, for example in microtubules. This self-assembly process is often controlled by the concentration of the building blocks and chemical fuels (often nucleotides in Biology). My objective is to investigate the out-of-equilibrium assembly in an artificial peptide-based system via atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging in real time.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hugel