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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Schlierf

since 2010

Junior Research Group Leader, TU Dresden

2008 - 2010

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the group of Prof. Taekjip Ha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2005 - 2008

Doctoral Thesis in Physics at the TU Munich

Supervisor: Prof. Matthias Rief

2003 - 2004

Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. Matthias Rief, LMU Munich

Title of diploma thesis: Untersuchung der Energielandschaft von Proteinen mittels Einzelmolekülkraftspektroskopie


Research fellow in the lab of Prof. Julio M. Fernandez, Columbia University, NYC

2001 - 2002

Physique fondamentale at Université Paris-Sud, Orsay

1999 - 2003

Studies of physics at LMU München


Einzelmolekülmechanik der Faltung und Entfaltung von Proteinen
Dissertation, TU Munich (2008) Thesis...


An updated list of publications can be found here...

M. Schlierf, F. Berkemeier, M. Rief:
Direct Observation of Active Protein Folding using Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy
Biophys. J. 93:(2007)

M. Schlierf, M. Rief:
Single-molecule unfolding force distributions reveal a funnel-shaped energy landscape
Biophys. J. 90:L33-35 (2006).

M. Rief M, J. P. Junker, M. Schlierf, K. Hell, W. Neupert:
Response to the Comment by Ainavarapu et al
Biophys. J. 90. (2006).

F. Berkemeier, M. Schlierf, M. Rief:
Mechanically controlled preparation of protein intermediates in single molecule experiments
Physica Status Solidi a, 203:3492-3495 (2006).

H. Dietz, M. Bertz, M. Schlierf, F. Berkemeier, T. Bornschlögl, P. Junker, M. Rief:
Cysteine engineering of poly-proteins
Nature Protocols (2006).

M. Schlierf, M. Rief:
Temperature Softening of a Protein in Single-Molecule Experiments
J. Mol. Biol. 354:497-503 (2005).

J. P. Junker, K. Hell, M. Schlierf, W. Neupert, M. Rief:
Influence of substrate binding on the mechanical stability of mouse dihydrofolate reductase
Biophys. J. 89:L46-48 (2005).

M. Schlierf, H. Li, J. M. Fernandez:
The unfolding kinetics of ubiquitin captured with single-molecule force-clamp techniques
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A, 101:7299-7304 (2004).