Arnold Maliniak

Arnold Maliniak


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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Telephone 08-16 23 77
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 524
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

  • Graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • Work in the Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI) in Stockholm
  • PhD in Physical Chemistry, Stockholm University (SU)
  • Postdoc in the Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Professor in Physical Chemistry, SU


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Liquid Crystals and Lipid Membranes

We carry out biophysical studies of soft matter in general and lipid membranes in particular. Two methods are used in the studies: i) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and ii) molecular modeling. We have investigated bilayer systems using three modeling methods which assess very different time and quantum chemistry (DFT), conventional molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and coarse grained (CG) molecular dynamics. Using 31P NMR we were able to study the phase diagram of lipid bilayers whereas 13C NMR studies provide information about the local order and molecular conformations. Combination of NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling is a powerful tool for studies of membrane models.

Relevant publications:

Curvature in a DMPC bilayer induced by sugare (trehalose) molecules
Curvature in a DMPC bilayer induced by sugare (trehalose) molecules


Last updated: April 11, 2018

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