Research Overview

The overall aim of our research is to understand the molecular mechanisms of structure, function and dynamics of (bio)molecules. Major experimental methods are time-resolved infrared spectroscopic techniques to study reaction mechanisms from nanosecond-to-hours. Vibrational spectroscopy is a powerful method to gain insights into conformational dynamics and aggregation processes of biomolecules. In addition, chemical reactions can be studied in great detail as it is a highly sensitive method to monitor changes of the dipole moment with nuclear motions, changes of bond length, bond angles, orientation of molecular groups, protonation-/deprotonation reactions, solvation and the formation and breaking of H bonds.