About Me

I am a PhD student in Computational Chemistry at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. In my research I apply computer simulation methods to understand biomolecular reactions in proteins. Coding is my trade and I like hacking away at tools and solutions for myself and everyone. Since many years I have been a keen runner, completing 10K and half marathon races.

Education

Ruhr Universität Bochum

Ph.D. in Chemistry expected 2015

My PhD project aims at describing structure, dynamics, and energetics of complex biomolecular systems using atomistic ab initio computer simulation techniques. In specific it focusses on a crucial proton transfer in an enzymatic reaction.

M.Sc. in Biochemistry Feb. 2011

Thesis: “Computer Simulation of Methylamine Dehydrogenase”
Cumulative Grade: 1.0 (sehr gut)

B.Sc. in Biochemistry Sep. 2008

Work

rent-a-guide.de

Web Developer (student part time) Oct 2014 - Present

I work as a full-stack developer (PHP, MySQL, front-end) for rent-a-guide, a german startup offering online booking for individual guided tours, excursions, and sightseeing tours.

Skills

Programming Languages

I have learned several programming languages, either in the context of scientific computing or web development...

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Java
  • C/C++

Tools & Technologies

Some of the tools, frameworks and technologies that I have used over the years...

  • AWS
  • AngularJS
  • AppEngine
  • Bootstrap
  • D3
  • Git
  • JSON
  • LESS
  • NumPy
  • SQL
  • Sass
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • pandas
  • scrapy