Christian Wennberg

Interests

My research is focused on the interactions between lipids and their surrounding environment. In previous work I have been investigating the effect of cholesterol on the permeation barriers for a multitude of solutes across different types of lipid bilayers. Currently I’m working on method development for molecular dynamics, with the aim of improving the accuracy of long-range Lennard-Jones interactions in lipid bilayer simulations.

Selected Publications

Lennard-Jones Lattice Summation in Bilayer Simulations Has Critical Effects on Surface Tension and Lipid Properties
C. L. Wennberg, T. Murtola, B. Hess, E. Lindahl.
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2013, 9 (8), pp 3527–3537

Large Influence of Cholesterol on Solute Partitioning into Lipid Membranes
Christian L. Wennberg , David van der Spoel , and Jochen S. Hub
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (11), pp 5351–5361

Background

2006-2011: Master in molecular biotechnology, Uppsala University
Joined the group in May 2011