Dr. Nuria Plattner

Dr. Nuria Plattner

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Arnimallee 6
14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 838 75879
Fax: +49 (0)30 838 75869
E-mail: nuria.plattner@fu-berlin.de

Research Area

Computational Biophysics

Position and Status

Group Leader

Scholarships and awards

2013    Lise-Meitner Fellowship of the Austrian FWF (2 years postdoctoral funding, not used)
2012    International postdoctoral research fellowship from the Einstein Foundation, Berlin, (5 years postdoctoral funding)
2012    Fellowship for advanced researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2 years postdoctoral funding, not used)
2010    Fellowship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation (1 year postdoctoral funding used at Brown University)

Academic Education

01/2006 - 12/2009   Ph.D. thesis at the institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland Advisor: Prof M. Meuwly
05/2005 - 08/2005   Diploma thesis with John Priestle, Novartis Basel, Switzerland
10/2001 - 10/2005   Study of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland


University Degrees

2009   Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry (summa cum laude) University of Basel, Switzerland
2005   Diploma in Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland



10/2012 -                 Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. F. Noé, FU Berlin, Germany
01/2012 - 09/2012   Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. M. Meuwly, University of Basel, Switzerland
2010 - 2011             Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. J. D. Doll, Brown University, Providence, USA
2006 - 2009             Graduate student, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland

  1. N. Plattner and F. Noé (2015) Protein conformational plasticity and complex ligand-binding kinetics explored by atomistic simulations and Markov models. Nat. Commun. 6:7653.
  2. Reubold, T. F., K. Faelber, N. Plattner, Y. Posor, K. Branz, K., U. Curth, J. Schlegel, R. Anand, D. Manstein, F. Noé, V. Haucke, O. Daumke, O. and S. Eschenburg (2015) Crystal structure of the dynamin tetramer. Nature 525:404-408.
  3. N. Plattner and M. Meuwly (2012) Quantifying the importance of protein conformation on ligand migration in Myoglobin. Biophys. J. 102:333-341.
  4. J. D. Doll, N. Plattner, D. L. Freeman, P. Dupuis and Y. Liu (2012) Rare-event sampling: Occupation-based performance measures for parallel tempering and infinite swapping Monte Carlo methods. J. Chem. Phys. 137:204112.
  5. N. Plattner, J. D. Doll, P. Dupuis, Y. Liu, H. Wang and J.E. Gubernatis (2011) An infinite swapping approach to the rare-event sampling problem. J. Chem. Phys. 135:134111.
  6. N. Plattner, M. W. Lee and M. Meuwly (2010) Structural and spectroscopic characterization of mixed planetary ices. Faraday Discuss. 147:217-230.
  7. N. Plattner and M. Meuwly (2009) Higher order multipole moments for molecular dynamics simulations. J. Mol. Model. 15:687-694.
  8. N. Plattner, T. Bandi, J.D. Doll, D.L. Freeman and M. Meuwly (2008) MD simulations using distributed multipole electrostatics: Structural and spectroscopic properties of CO- and methanecontaining clathrates. Mol. Phys. 106:1675-1684.
  9. N. Plattner and M. Meuwly (2008) Atomistic simulations of CO vibrations in ices relevant to astrochemistry. ChemPhysChem 9:1271-1277.
  10. N. Plattner and M. Meuwly (2008) The role of higher CO-multipole moments in understanding the dynamics of photodissociated carbonmonoxide in Myoglobin. Biophys. J. 94:25.