Scientific Career of PD Dr. Jochen Reinstein


  • 1980 - 1986: Study of Biology (Diploma), Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
  • 1986 - 1990: Dissertation (PhD), Dept. of Biophysics, MPImF, Heidelberg

Professional Career

  • 1990 - 1992: Postdoctoral fellow, Brandeis University, Dept. of Biochemistry with William P. Jencks
  • 1992 - 1994: Group leader, Dept. of Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
  • 1994 - 2003: Group leader, Dept. of Physical Biochemistry, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
  • 2000: Habilitation with venia legendi in “Physiological Chemistry”, University of Bochum
  • 2003 - present: Independent Research group leader, Dept. of Biomolecular Mechanisms, MPIMR, Heidelberg
  • 2005 - present: Venia legendi in “Biochemistry/Biophysics”, University of Heidelberg

Research Interests / techniques applied

Virus Capsid assembly and processing, molecular chaperones, protein folding, ATP driven motors and switches, enzyme mechanism, transient kinetics, spectroscopy, protein chemistry and analytics, biophysics and biochemistry, structural biology, complex systems.

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