Welcome to the Home Page of the Group

"Mathematical Biophysics"

Mail Address: Institut für Biochemie und Biophysik

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Philosophenweg 12, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Phone Phone: (+49/0-3641) 9-49394

Fax: (+49/0-3641) 9-49352

Members of the Group:

Adelhard Köhler, Head

E-mail: adelhard.koehler@uni-jena.de


Former Members of the Group:

Sylvio May

Peter Schiller

Mirco Wahab

Martin Hoffmann

Peter Buschmann

1. Lehre (in German; for students)


a) Hinweise zu aktuellen Vorlesungen und Übungen

b) Grundvorlesung "Biophysik" für Biologen

c) Grundvorlesung "Biophysik" für Biochemiker

d) Vorlesung "Mathematische Modelle in der Biophysik/Biochemie" (Math. Biologie)

e) Übungen zur Vorlesung "Math. Modelle in der Biophysik/Biologie" (Math. Biologie)

f) Vorlesung "Energieübertragung und Strukturbildung"



a) Hinweise zu aktuellen Praktika

b) Praktikum "Biophysik" für Biologen

c) Praktikum "Biophysik" für Biochemiker

d) Praktikum "Biophysikalische Chemie und Spektroskopische Methoden"


Hier finden Sie weitere Materialien


2. Research Interests:

1. Symmetry and Shape of Biological Objects

* Fuzzy symmetry of biological objects (e.g., leaves)
* Fourier analysis of biological forms
* Description of forms in higher-dimensional form spaces / shape spaces
* Normal deformations of forms

|| publications ||

2. System Dynamics and Membrane Transport

* Dynamics of simple chemical reaction networks
* Membrane transport in Egeria

|| publications ||

3. Elastic Properties of Membranes and Interactions with Proteins and Peptides

* Molecular theories of membrane elasticity
* Electrostatic interactions of flexible membranes and macroions
* Thermodynamics of cationic lipid-DNA complexes (lipoplexes)
* Interactions between membrane inclusions

|| publications ||

4. Molecular Statistical and Continuum Theories of Complex Fluids

* Elasticity theory of liquid crystals
* Electrically driven instabilities of liquid crystal films
* Application of stochastic models for dielectric spectroscopy
* Density functional theory of membrane inclusions and adsorbed particles

|| publications ||

5. Liquid Crystals and Their Interactions with Surfaces

* Textures of liqid crystals
* Interaction of liquid crystals with surfaces (anchoring, tilt angle)
* Structure of nematic droplets
* Optical properties of liquid crystal layers

|| publications ||

Last update: Nov. 7, 2005

Any questions or remarks regarding this page? Mail to adelhard.koehler@uni-jena.de .

Return to the Biophysics Home Page

Return to the University Home Page