A11: Nadine Schwierz-Neumann

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Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik
Max-von-Laue-Str. 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 6303 2510
Homepage EN-Gruppe Schwierz

Personal data

Date/Place of birth 02/25/1983 in Friedrichshafen


2002-2008 Diploma (Physics), University of Konstanz with Prof. Dr. P. Nielaba
2008-2011 Ph.D. (Physics) with Prof. Dr. R. R. Netz, Technical University Munich
2013 – 2014 Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Dr. M. Zacharias, Technical University Munich
2014 – 2016 Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Dr. P. L. Geissler, University of California, Berkeley, United States

Research Experience

2016 Independent Emmy Noether research group leader, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Host: Prof. Dr. G. Hummer

Honors and Awards

2016 Emmy Noether Research Group of the German Research Foundation
2014 Member of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Feodor Lynen Fellowship)
2009-2011 Research Scholarship of the Elite Network of Bavaria
2008-2011 Scholarship of the International Doctorate Program NanoBioTechnology
2008 Zonta-University-Award 2008 for outstanding graduation in natural sciences

Most relevant publications (2013-2018)

S. Cruz-León, A. Vázquez-Mayagoitia, S. Melchionna, N. Schwierz and M. Fyta (2018) Coarse-Grained Double-Stranded RNA Model from Quantum- Mechanical Calculations. J. Phys. Chem. B, 122:7915–7928, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b03566
S. Mamatkulov and N. Schwierz (2018) Force Fields for Monovalent and Divalent Metal Cations in TIP3P Water based on Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties. J. Chem. Phys., 148: 074504, doi: 10.1063/1.5017694.
N. Schwierz, C. V. Frost, P. L. Geissler and M. Zacharias (2017) From Aβ Filament to Fibril: Molecular Mechanism of Surface-Activated Secondary Nucleation from All-Atom MD Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. B, 121(4):671-682, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b10189
N. Schwierz, D. Horinek, U. Sivan and R. R. Netz (2016). Reversed Hofmeister Series – the Rule rather than the Exception. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 23:10-18, doi: 10.1016/j.cocis.2016.04.003.
N. Schwierz, C. V. Frost, P. L. Geissler and M. Zacharias (2016) Dynamics of Seeded Aβ40-Fibril Growth from Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Kinetic Trapping and Reduced Water Mobility in the Locking Step. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138(2):527-539, doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b08717
N. Schwierz, S. Krysiak, T. Hugel and M. Zacharias (2016) Mechanism of Reversible Peptide-Bilayer Attachment: Combined Simulation and Experimental Single-Molecule Study. Langmuir, 32(3):810-821, doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03435
N. Schwierz, D. Horinek and R. R. Netz (2015) Specific Ion Binding to Carboxylic Surface Groups and the pH Dependence of the Hofmeister Series. Langmuir, 31(1):215-225, doi: 10.1021/la503813d.
N. Schwierz, D. Horinek and R. R. Netz (2013). Anionic and Cationic Hofmeister Effects on Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces. Langmuir, 29(8):2602-2614, doi: 10.1021/la303924e.