Dr.

Kristyna Pluhackova

Independent Junior Research Group Leader for Molecular Dynamics

Contact

+49 711 685-60118

Universitätsstraße 32
70569 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Room: 02.323

Office Hours

Consultation by appointment

Subject

  • Multiscaling molecular dynamics simulations
  • Force-field development and validation
  • Resolution transformation
  • Establishment of native-like membrane mimics
  • Protein-lipid interactions
  • Aggregation of transmembrane proteins
  • G-protein coupled receptors and transmembrane signal transmission
  • Membrane fusion
  • Transmembrane transport of small solutes
  • Aqua(glycero)porins
  • Post-translational modifications
  • Apoptosis and the role of gasdermins therein
  • Adsorption of biomolecules on lipidic membranes
  • Membrane insertion processes

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  • 2021-present: Independent Junior Research Group Leader at the Cluster of Excellence SimTech, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 2018-2020: PostDoc Research Fellow by Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller in the Biophysics Group, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2017: Independent Junior Investigator at the Biology Department, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2016: Scientific stay in Linz, Austria, in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Pohl
  • 2015-2016: PostDoc Research Fellow by Prof. Dr. Rainer. Böckmann, in the Computational Biology group, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2015: Dr. rer. nat from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Thesis: “Biomembranes: from quantum chemistry to coarse-grained simulations”
  • 2012: Scientific stay in Groningen, The Netherlands, in the group of Prof. Dr. Siewert-Jan Marrink
  • 2010-2015: PhD Research Fellow by Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann, in the Computational Biology group, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2009: Research Fellow by Prof. Dr. Rainer. Böckmann, in the Theoretical & Computational Membrane Biology group, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
  • 2009: Master of Science in Physical Chemistry, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007: Erasmus stay in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2005-2009: Junior Research Assistant by Prof. Dr. Pavel Hobza, at the Department of Molecular Modelling, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Czech Republic
  • 2020: 400,000 node hours on the Cray XC50 - Hybrid at CSCS, Switzerland
  • 2018-2020: Research Fellowship of DFG for a 2 year-stay in Switzerland
  • 2018: 15 Mio Core-hours HPC grant at the BSC Barcelona over 16th PRACE Project Call
  • 2018: 42 Mio Core-hours HPC grant on SuperMUC, LRZ Munich
  • 2017: 7 Mio Core-hours HPC grant ”FILEFA” on ForHLR, Karlsruhe
  • Scientific Reports since 2017
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2017
  • The Journal of Membrane Biology since 2017
  • General Physiology and Biophysics since 2019
  • BBA Biomembranes since 2019
  • Viktoria Korn, PhD Student

Please see my ORCID.

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