Honors & Awards

  • EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization (2019)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics and Goethe University Frankfurt, Physics (2019)
  • Master of Science, University of Stuttgart, Physics (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Konstanz, Physics (2011)

All Publications

  • Perceptions of publication pressure in the Max Planck Society. Nature human behaviour Max Planck PhDnet Survey Group, Wu, C. M., Regler, B., Bauerle, F. K., Vogele, M., Einhorn, L., Elizarova, S., Forste, S., Shenolikar, J., Lasser, J. 2019; 3 (10): 1029–30

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41562-019-0728-x

    View details for PubMedID 31602033

  • Coarse-grained simulations of polyelectrolyte complexes: MARTINI models for poly(styrene sulfonate) and poly(diallyldimethylammonium) JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS Voegele, M., Holm, C., Smiatek, J. 2015; 143 (24): 243151


    We present simulations of aqueous polyelectrolyte complexes with new MARTINI models for the charged polymers poly(styrene sulfonate) and poly(diallyldimethylammonium). Our coarse-grained polyelectrolyte models allow us to study large length and long time scales with regard to chemical details and thermodynamic properties. The results are compared to the outcomes of previous atomistic molecular dynamics simulations and verify that electrostatic properties are reproduced by our MARTINI coarse-grained approach with reasonable accuracy. Structural similarity between the atomistic and the coarse-grained results is indicated by a comparison between the pair radial distribution functions and the cumulative number of surrounding particles. Our coarse-grained models are able to quantitatively reproduce previous findings like the correct charge compensation mechanism and a reduced dielectric constant of water. These results can be interpreted as the underlying reason for the stability of polyelectrolyte multilayers and complexes and validate the robustness of the proposed models.

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.4937805

    View details for Web of Science ID 000370412900057

    View details for PubMedID 26723636

  • Properties of the polarizable MARTINI water model: A comparative study for aqueous electrolyte solutions JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS Voegele, M., Holm, C., Smiatek, J. 2015; 212: 103–10