Presentation: Using Pressure Perturbation for Studying Conformational and Functional Substates of Proteins, NUclEic Acids and Membrane-Associated Processes
Roland Winter studied chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, where he also obtained his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry. He then joined the University of Marburg as postdoctoral fellow where he received his habilitation and venia legendi in Physical Chemistry. After spending one year as a visiting scientist at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he was appointed Professor at the University of Bochum. Since 1993 he is holding a Chair of Physical Chemistry (Biophysical Chemistry) at TU Dortmund University. His main research interest comprises the study of the structure, dynamics and function of biomolecular systems using various techniques, including spectroscopies, microscopies, X-ray and neutron scattering. A special focus of his research is on pressure effects in molecular biophysics. He is editorial board member of several physical-chemical journals and since 2008 Editor-in-Chief of Biophysical Chemistry. 2003-2009 he was Secretary and Chairman of EHPRG. He is dean of the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at TU Dortmund, and since 2013 he is spokesman of the DFG Research Unit: "Exploring the Dynamical Landscape of Biomolecular Systems by Pressure Perturbation".