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International Helmholtz Research School
of Biophysics and Soft Matter

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Synthetic and preparative techniques: molecular biology, genetic engineering, gene targeting in animal models, protein chemistry and purification, crystallization, colloid and polymer chemistry, mass spectrometry
Scattering methods: x-ray crystallography, light scattering, neutron scattering

The school provides an armamentarium of powerful tools and techniques that are state-of-the-art.

Spectroscopy: optical spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, dielectric spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, rheology, Raman and Fourier-transformed infrared-spectroscopy
Imaging techniques: atomic force microscopy, various kinds of optical microscopy, electron microscopy, quantitative image sequence analysis
Electrophysiology: Intracellular recording, patch-clamp techniques, bioelectronic hybrids
Theoretical approaches: statistical physics, advanced computational science