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Prof. Dr. Klaus Gerwert

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Lehrstuhl für Biophysik

Klaus Gerwert studied physics in Münster and received his doctorate in 1985 in biophysical chemistry in Freiburg. After positions at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, USA, he accepted a university professorship in biophysics at Ruhr University Bochum in 1993. He is Fellow of the Max Planck Society since 2008, has been Director at the Max Planck Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB) in Shanghai, China, from 2008 to 2013. Gerwert actively promotes the development and application of vibrational spectroscopy in protein research, and is the holder of several patents. He is the founder and spokesperson of Collaborative Research Centre 642, “GTP- and ATP-dependent membrane processes” (2004–2016). In 2010, he founded the European “Protein Research Unit Ruhr within Europe” (PURE) together with clinicians. He is the founding director of ProDi, a federal/state-financed research centre for molecular protein diagnostics. Gerwert is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. His accolades include the Karl Arnold Jansen Prize from the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and the Ruhr Innovation Prize jointly awarded by the State Premier’s office and the Krupp Foundation.

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    The industry has been traditionally deploying platinum alloys as catalysts for oxygen reduction, which is for example essential in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. Expensive and rare, that metal imposes strict restrictions on manufacture. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and M ... more

    New insights into the structure of a killer protein

    The protein Bax is responsible for programmed cell death. Because it is constantly changing its location, its structure has so far been difficult to determine. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Tübingen have gained new insights into the structure of the killer pro ... more

    Individual silver nanoparticles observed in real time

    The particles have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. They are used in medicine and the food industry. But little is known about their mode of action and degradation so far. Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new method of observing the chemical reactions of in ... more

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    Vibrational spectroscopy - Label-free imaging

    Spectroscopic methods are now granting us deep insights into biological systems at previously unattainable spatial and temporal resolutions. Complementing the already well-established fluorescence spectroscopy, the major potential of label-free vibrational spectroscopy has become clear in r ... more

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