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Molecular Interactions in Chemical and Biological Systems

Elsa Sánchez-García has become Professor for Computational Biochemistry at the Center of Medical Biotechnology of Duisburg-Essen University in April 2017. Information on her current research is available here. This web page documents the activities of her group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (until 2017).
 
Molecular interactions are of key importance to many chemical and biological processes such as protein folding and function, peptide aggregation, enzymatic reactions, or the stabilization of reactive species, to name but a few. Intermolecular interactions between solvent (water in most cases of biological relevance) and solute molecules determine the aggregation of proteins into fibrils, enzyme catalysis, and other biological processes. In our group we use state of the art computational tools and the construction of new models of complex systems to investigate molecular interactions of proteins, organic molecules, solvents, co-solvents and lipid bilayers. The focus of our research is to explore the properties, reactivity, and applications of complex systems consisting of a large number of interacting molecules.

Elsa Sánchez-García

Dr. Elsa Sánchez-García

since 2017
Professor at Center of Medical Biotechnology of the University Duisburg-Essen
2015-2017
Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
2010-2015
Young Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Liebig Stipendium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie)
2008-2010
Postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (W. Thiel)
2006-2008
Postdoc, Ruhr University Bochum; Assistentin im Chemiepraktikum für Medizin- und Biologiestudenten
2006
Dr. rer. nat., Ruhr University of Bochum (M. Havenith-Newen)
2002
Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie (now Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energyconversion) (S. Braslavsky)
2002
Ph.D studies at the Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (L.A. Montero) at the University of Havana
1999-2002
Junior teacher of General Chemistry and Quantum Chemistry at the University of Havana
1999
Diploma of Chemistry at the University of Havana
2015
Plus 3 Grant of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation
2011
Member of the Global Young Faculty
2010
Liebig-Stipendium, Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
2008
Forschungsstipendium, MPI für Kohlenforschung
2006
Book Prize of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bochum
2006
PhD with Summa cum laude (mit Auszeichnung), University of Bochum, Germany
2002
Award of a Scholarship of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
2000
Award in the category of "Best Novel Lecturer (Reserva Científica)". Faculty of Chemistry, University of Havana
1999
Best graduated student of the University of Havana
1999
Summa cum laude Diploma, University of Havana
1999
Best graduated student of Chemistry
 

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