Christine Peter has studied chemistry and mathematics at the University of Freiburg, Germany. In 2003 she obtained her PhD at the ETH Zurich working on molecular dynamics simulation of biomolecular systems, and has subsequently worked at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher. After that she has headed an Emmy Noether junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research focusing on the development of multiscale simulation models to study structure formation and self-assembly in biological and biomimetic materials. Since 2013 she is a full professor for theoretical and computational chemistry at the University of Konstanz, Germany. The core research area of the group is the development and application of of hierarchical simulation approaches that systematically link models at several levels of resolution, for example combining an all-atom and a coarse-grained description. Focus is on biological and biomaterials systems addressing questions ranging from peptide folding and aggregation in various environments, via interactions at (bio)polymer/mineral interfaces up to the mechanical behavior of virus capsids.
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