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Andreas ROHATSCHEK

Supervisor:

Philipp J. Thurner

Bio:

Andreas received his BSc in Food Science and Biotechnology as well as his MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Life Science and Natural Resources, Vienna (BOKU). Furthermore, he conducted his Master thesis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).

Contact:

EMail: andreas.rohatschek@tuwien.ac.at

Tel: +43 (0) 1 58801 31734

PhD project:

Within his PhD project 'Mechanical assessment of collagen molecules and collagen cross-links' he tries to use Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to determine mechanical properties of collagen. More precisely, he is going to investigate Tropocollagen that is combined by chemical functionalization with the AFM tip by using the Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy mode.

Research key words:

Collagen, Atomic Force Microscopy Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy, Bioconjugation

Conference contributions: 

Past:

Poster presentation at the 8th AFM Biomed Conference 2017 in Krakow (4th to 8th September 2017)

Publications:

Sigstam, T., Rohatschek, A., Zhong, Q., Brennecke, M., & Kohn, T. (2014). On the cause of the tailing phenomenon during virus disinfection by chlorine dioxide. Water research, 48, 82-89.