Erik Strandberg recived his M.S. degree in engineering physics with specialization in molecular biophysics in 1994 and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 2000, both from Umeå Universitet (Sweden). He was a Postdoctor with Professor Antoinette Killian in Utrecht (The Netherlands) before joining the group of Professor Anne Ulrich at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe (Germany), where he is now a Research Scientist. His main research has always been focused on solid state NMR studies of peptides and lipids in membranes, to get information about structure, orientation, and dynamics of membrane-bound peptides. The main methods are 31P- and 2H-NMR studies of lipids, and 2H-, 15N-, and 19F-NMR studies of peptides, usually on macroscopically oriented samples. The main systems of study are antimicrobial peptides, cell-penetrating peptides, and transmembrane or amphipathic model peptides. Other research interests are peptide-lipid interactions, membrane biophysics, and oriented circular dichroism.
Biography Updated on 10 October 2011