Jochen Balbach

Jochen Balbach

studied Chemistry at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, where he also obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry. After a postdoc at Oxford University, UK, from 1994 to 1996 with Chris Dobson in the field of protein folding, he moved to the University of Bayreuth, Germany, conducting further research in NMR spectroscopy, first as a scientific assistant, then as a senior lecturer. Since 2004 he is Full Professor of Biophysics and Medical Physics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). His current interests encompass protein folding and dynamics.

Project within the RTG

Structural plasticity of the parathyroid hormone (PTH)

Key publications

Kumar A, Gopalswamy M, Wolf A, Hatzfeld M, Balbach J. Phosphorylation–induced unfolding regulates p19INK4d during the human cell cycle. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018, 115: 3344-3349.

Kumar A, Baumann M, Balbach J. Small molecule inhibited parathyroid hormone mediated cAMP response by N–terminal peptide binding. Scientific Reports. 2016, 6: 22533.

Dinesh DC, Kovermann M, Gopalswamy M, Hellmuth A, Calderón Villalobos LIA, Lilie H, Balbach J, Abel S. Solution structure of the PsIAA4 dimerization domain reveals interaction modes for transcription factors in early auxin response. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015, 112: 6230-6235.