Batuhan Kav


Curriculum Vitae

since 06/2019
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Computational Biochemistry Group at ICS-6: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.

09/2015 – 02/2019
Dr. rer. nat. in Theoretical Physics, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

09/2013 – 05/2015
MSc in Physics, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

09/2009 – 06/2013
BSc in Chemistry (with a minor in Physics), Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Research interests

  • Molecular dynamics simulations of amyloid aggregation
  • Development of high fidelity models for biomolecular simulations
  • Development of hybrid molecular force fields
Batuhan Kav

Contact Details

Forschungszentrum Jülich

IBI-7: Structural Biochemistry
52425 Jülich

Tel.: +49 2461 61-9486


Interplay of trans- and cis- interactions of glycolipids in membrane adhesion
B Kav, TR Weikl, B Deme, C Gege, M Tanaka, E Schneck
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences-Biophysics (2021) 

Disorder-to-order transition of the Amyloid-beta peptide upon lipid binding
H Fatafta, B Kav, BF Bundschuh, J Loschwitz, B Strodel
Biophysical Chemistry, Volume 280, Pages 106700 (2021)

Weak carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions in membrane adhesion are fuzzy and generic
B Kav, A Grafmüller, E Schneck, TR Weikl
Nanoscale, Vol. 12, Number 33, Pages 17342-17353 (2020)

Different force fields give rise to different amyloid aggregation pathways in molecular dynamics simulations
S Samantray, F Yin, B Kav, B Strodel
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Vol. 60, Pages 6462-6475 (2020)

Binding and segregation of protein in membrane adhesion: theory, modeling, and simulations
TR Weikl, J Hu, B Kav, B Rozycki
Advances in Biomembranes and Lipid Self-Assembly, Vol. 30, Pages 159-194 (2019)

Headgroup structure and cation binding in phosphatidylserine lipid bilayers
H Antila, P Buslaev, F Favela-Rosales, TM Ferreira, I Gushchin, M Javanainen, B Kav, JJ Madsen, J Melcr, MS Miettinen, J Määttä, R Nencini, OHS Ollila, TJ Piggot (NMRLipids Collaboration)
J. Phys. Chem. B, 123 (43), 9066-9079 (2019)

Function changing mutations in glucocorticoid receptor evolution correlate with their relevance to mode coupling
B Kav, M Öztürk, A Kabakçıoğlu
Proteins: Struct., Funct., Bioinf. 84 (5), 655-665 (2015)

Force generation by the growth of amyloid aggregates
TW Herling, GA Garcia, TCT Michaels, W Grentz, J Dean, U Shimanovich, H Gang, T Müller, B Kav, EM Terentjev, CM Dobson, TPJ Knowles
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112 (31), 9524-9529 (2015)