Description of Research Group

The research in Ruoff’s group is directed towards the understanding of dynamics in complex chemical and biological systems, with particular interest in adaptation/decision mechanisms and homeostasis within circadian clocks and metabolic pathways/reaction kinetic networks. Our approach is multidisciplinary which involves experimental biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques combined with theoretical and computational methods.

Technology, expertise and equipment

Expertise: reaction and enzyme kinetics, molecular mechansims, reaction kinetic modelling and simulation calculations, bioinformatics, control theory.

Technology/Equipment: microscale thermophoresis, isothermal titration calorimetry. UV-VIS & fluorescence spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, ion-selective electrodes, fortran programming, perl programming.