Dynamics, Working Group Dynamics of Biological Macromolecules Member, LINXS Fellow
Andreas works as senior scientist at Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. He is using neutron and X-ray scattering techniques for the investigation of structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules.
Andreas studied physics and biophysics at Technical University Munich, Germany, and at University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. He obtained his PhD degree with Dr. Giuseppe Zaccai in 2009 in physics in the field of protein dynamics using quasielastic incoherent neutron spectroscopy as experimental method. After that he joined Forschungszentrum Julich to work first on a project using coherent X-ray diffraction in molecular biophysics, and later joined JCNS in 2011 to start working on the structure and dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins using small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering and neutron spin-echo spectroscopy. Since 2015 he is senior scientist with permanent position and in 2019 he obtained his habilitation from RWTH Aachen University in chemistry. His current research interests are focused on the investigation of the structure and dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins and on the relevance of molecular flexibility for biological function. Experimental techniques used include neutron spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering.