Prof. Dr. Thomas Kiefhaber

Biophysical Chemistry

Research Areas

The research focuses on the mechanism of protein folding. The combination of different experimental methods allows the study of dynamics and folding of proteins on the picoseconds to hours time scale. Model peptides as well as small monomeric and oligomeric proteins are studied to elucidate the role of specific intra- and intermolecular interactions during folding. The work is aimed at the understanding of the energy landscape for the folding process.