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2015-07-23

Erna Scheffler Sponsorship Award for Ines Reinartz

For her excellent master's thesis Ines Reinartz receives the Erna-Scheffler-Award. The work written at the Faculty of Physics of KIT is entitled "Simulation of FRET dyes with native structure-based models".

Dr. Petra Thoma (l), Ines Reinartz (r)

So-called Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments provide valuable information on the dynamics and movements of biomolecules. In FRET experiments regions of the biomolecules are labelled with special dyes and the distances between them can be measured. As a kind of atomic resolution microscope, complementary computer simulations provide an unique insight into the molecular level of life. In her master's thesis at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) Ines Reinartz integrated FRET dyes in corresponding computer simulations. This improves the interpretation of FRET measurements with data from the simulations and allows an even more detailed view of the dynamic and the function of the biomolecule under investigation.

We are glad, that Ines Reinartz continues with her researches at Junior Research Group „Multiscale Biomolecular Simulation“, managed by Dr. Alexander Schug, and wish her good luck!

Dr. Petra Thoma, an electrical engineer from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has been rewarded and promoted as well for her excellent dissertation.

Further information:

Achim Grindler