Mechanistic models for transmembrane proteins
- Instrumentelle Analytik (3. Semester Pharmazie)
- Molecular Modeling (8. Semester Pharmazie)
- Drug Development (Master Pharmaceutical Sciences)
My research focuses on in silico pharmacology, following the interdisciplinary approach to connect computational methods and molecular pharmacology. I am particularly interested in mechanistic investigations of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) as an important class of drug targets. This includes the investigation of multidimensional receptor functions like selectivity profiles, partial agonism, allosteric modulation, dimerization, and functional selectivity. I believe that a deeper understanding of specific receptor mechanisms can allow drug design to be more rational and goal-oriented. Besides my research on GPCRs, I am also studying other protein classes like bacterial toxins, toll-like receptors, and ion channels.