National Institute of Chemistry,
Born in 1980.
»Imagine.« (J. Lennon)
At present I’m a researcher dealing with really small and really big systems of biological interest ranging from from melamine and histamine molecules to aggregation of amyloid protein beta and lipid molecules within lipid bilayers, where I try to understand the molecular causes of aggregation thus gaining an invaluable insight into the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons disease.
Curious, with a degree in Biochemistry and a keen interest in computers I always find it a challenge to build and simulate novel systems using the computer clusters in our department.
Part of the aforementioned curiosity is spent setting up the nodes of our clusters. At present I take care of around 870 cores where GNU/Linux is used, namely the Gentoo and Ubuntu distributions. When not repairing the clusters I also help other members of our department in their daily struggle with Windows of any flavour, GNU/Linux and OS X.
Other interest include outdoor sporting activites and gadgets of all sorts.