Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Experimentelle Biophysik/Mechanobiologie (Juniorprofessur)

Dimitri Schumacher



Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Biophysik
Experimentelle Biophysik/Mechanobiologie
Invalidenstrasse 42
10115 Berlin



Tel: +49 30 2093 98284




Hi There! My name is Dimitri Schumacher and I'm a biophysics master's student currently doing a research project in the Klotzsch Group. My research focuses on mechanically induced phase transitions of FUS-protein. Some mutants of the FUS-protein are known to lead to aggregates, which play an important role in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). My goal is to find out if and how mechanical stress affects the formation of FUS-aggregates in HEK-cells. This allows us to better understand the role of mechanical stress, such as traumatic brain injury, in the formation of protein aggregates. In my free time I enjoy playing music and going to local jam sessions.