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Magdalena Scharf

Affiliated to research

About me

Originally, I am a chemist and obtained my Master of Science in Chemistry in 2016 at the Philipps University Marburg in Germany. In 2017 I then joined the lab of Peter Kolb at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Philipps University Marburg, to pursue a PhD. During my work I was mainly (but not exclusively) focusing on class A G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and using tools such as Molecular Docking to predict novel ligands with certain properties for these receptors. In January 2021 I successfully defended my PhD (Dr. rer. nat.). In September 2021 I joined the lab of Gunnar Schulte as a postdoctoral researcher to work with the exciting class F GPCRs.

Research description

I am excited about the structural details of GPCR signalling, especially ligand-receptor interactions but also effector-receptor interactions. During my work I mainly employ computational tools such as Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. However, I am also happy to go to the wet lab and join the pharmacological characterisation of any hypotheses.