Nicole Holzmann 
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Postdoc

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Biographical sketch

Nicole Holzmann was born 1982 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After two years of studying chemistry at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, she moved to the University of Bristol, UK in 2004 where she carried out a computational research project on the mechanism of Heck reactions in the group of Prof. Jeremy N. Harvey. In 2008 she received her diploma at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany following her diploma project of MD simulations of the Serine protease Trypsin in the group of Prof. Dr. Klebe at the Pharmaceutical Department. She then joined the Theoretical Chemistry group of Prof. Dr. Gernot Frenking where she was working on bonding analyses of donor-acceptor complexes mainly using Energy Decomposition Analysis (EDA-NOCV) and Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) methods. In 2013, she defended her dissertation on the “Bonding Situation in NHC and Phosphine Complexes [(L)m(EmHn)] (m = 1, 2; n = 0 - 4) of Group 13 - 15 and their Applicability as Soluble Hydrogen Storage Systems.” Nicole is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Christophe Chipot and François Dehez in Nancy and working on MD simulations of the membrane proteins AAC (ADP/ATP Carrier) and Complex I, a protein involved in the mitochondrial respiratory chain.

Research areas
Membrane Simulations, Bonding Analysis, EDA-NOCV.

Selected publications
  1. Holzmann, N.; Stasch, A.; Jones, C.; Frenking G. Comparative Study of Phosphine and N-Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilized Group 13 Adducts [L(EH3)] and [L2(E2Hn)]. Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 6467-6479.
  2. Holzmann, N.; Dange, D.; Jones, C.; Frenking, G. Dinitrogen as Double Lewis Acid: Structure and Bonding of Triphenlyphosphinazine N2(PPh3)2. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 3004-3008.
  3. Frenking, G.; Holzmann, N. A Boron-Boron Triple Bond. Science, 2012, 336, 1394-1395.
  4. Holzmann, N.; Stasch, A.; Jones, C.; Frenking, G. Structures and Stabilities of Group 13 Adducts [(NHC)(EH3)] and [(NHC)2(E2Hn)] (E = B to In; X = H, Cl; n = 4, 2, 0; NHC = N-Heterocyclic Carbene) and the Search for Hydrogen Storage Systems: A Theoretical Study. Chem. Eur. J,. 2011, 17, 13517-13525.
  5. Bonyhady, S. J.; Collis, D.; Frenking, G.; Holzmann, N.; Jones, C.; Stasch, A. Synthesis of a Stable Adduct of Dialane(4) (Al2H4) via Hydrogenation of a Magneisum(I) Dimer. Nature Chem., 2010, 2, 865-869.

Recent publications

Structural and functional characterization of DdrC, a novel DNA damage-induced nucleoid associated protein involved in DNA compaction
Anne-Sophie Banneville; Claire Bouthier de la Tour; Salvatore De Bonis; Cecilia Hognon; Jacques-Philippe Colletier; Jean-Marie Teulon; Aline Le Roy; Jean-Luc Pellequer; Antonio Monari; Francois Dehez; Fabrice Confalonieri; Pascale Servant; Joanna Timmins;
Nucleic Acids Research (2022) 50 (13): 7680-7696
Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Chi-Class Glutathione Transferases: A Snapshot on the Glutathione Transferase Encoded by sll0067 Gene in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. Strain PCC 6803
Eva Mocchetti; Laura Morette; Guillermo Mulliert; Sandrine Mathiot; Benoit Guillot; Francois Dehez; Franck Chauvat; Corinne Cassier-Chauvat; Celine Brochier-Armanet; Claude Didierjean; Arnaud Hecker;
Biomolecules (2022) 12 (10): 1466
Galvani Offset Potential and Constant-pH Simulations of Membrane Proteins
Olivier Bignucolo; Christophe Chipot; Stephan Kellenberger; Benoit Roux;
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2022) 23 (36): 6868-6877


- Renewal of the Laboratoire International Associé CNRS-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on January 2021
- 新的分子动力学讲义 (Dissemination).
- Kudos to Margaret Blazhynska and Emma Goulard Coderc de Lacam on their DrEAM fellowship supporting their training in the Tajkhorshid and Gumbart research groups.


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