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Research Group "Molekulare Biowissenschaften - Biophysik, Univ. Graz"
(Univ.-Doz. Dr. Georg Pabst)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Pabst
First name(s):Georg
Title (leading):Univ.-Doz. Dr.
Institution:University of Graz
Organizational unit:Institut für Molekulare Biowissenschaften - Biophysik
Street address:Schmiedlstrasse 6
Postal code:8042
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.10.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2008   up to including: 2012
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:19
Number of publications:61
Five most important publications:
  1. G. Pabst, C. Lonez, M. Vandenbranden, J. Jestin, A. Radulescu, J.-M. Ruysschaert, and T. Gutberlet, Stalk-free membrane fusion of cationic lipids via an interdigitated phase. Soft Matter, 8: 7243 - 7249 (2012).
  2. B. Boulgaropoulos, M. Rappolt, B. Sartori, H. Amenitsch, and G. Pabst. Lipid sorting by ceramide and the consequences for membrane proteins. Biophys. J. 102: 2031 - 2038 (2012).
  3. H. Jerabek, G. Pabst, M. Rappolt, and T. Stockner, Membrane-mediated effect on ion channels induced by the anesthetic drug ketamine. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 7990 - 7997 (2010).
  4. B. Pozo-Navas, V. A. Raghunathan, J. Katsaras, M. Rappolt, K. Lohner, and G. Pabst. Discontinuous unbinding of lipid multibilayers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 91: 028101 (2003).
  5. G. Pabst, J. Katsaras, and V. A. Raghunathan. Enhancement of steric repulsion with temperature in oriented lipid multilayers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 88: 128101 (2002).
  • Otto-Kratky Preis (2002), International Union of Crystallography, Commission on Small Angle Scattering
Five most important talks:
  1. "Elastic Properties of Lipid Domains", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria (2012).
  2. "Membrane-Mediated Effects of General Anesthetics on Ion Channels", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA (2011).
  3. "Apoptosis: A Physicists View on Programmed Cell Death", Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Physics, Helsinki, Finnland (2010).
  4. "Effect of Ceramide on Physical Properties of Membranes", Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India (2008).
  5. "Discontinuous Unbinding of Lipid Multibilayers", 2003, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Berlin, Germany (2003).
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • "Structure and Elasticity of Liquid Ordered / Liquid Disordered Domains", FWF Einzelprojekt (2011)
  • "Coupling of Local and Global Membrane Features", FWF Einzelprojekt (2004)
  • "Effect of Peptide Insertion on the Physical Properties of Biological Model Membranes", FWF Erwin Schrödinger Stipendium (2000)
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Physik von biologischen Membranen
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
1 doctor's thesis
  1. Beate Boulgaropoulos, "Structure and Dynamics of an Apoptotic Model Membrane", TU Graz (2010)
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