Mohammed Khaled

Mohammed Khaled

Ph.D. Student

Curriculum Vitae

since 12/2019
PhD Student in ‘Computational Biology’ group at the IBI-7: Structural Biochemistry, Forschungszentrum Jülich. The PhD is funded by the Palestinian-German Science Bridge (PGSB).

09/2016 – 06/2019
M.Sc. in Physics, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine. The master thesis was supervised by Dr. Abdallah Sayyed-Ahmad.

B.Sc. in Physics, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine.

Professional Career

09/2016 – 06/2019
Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics , Birzeit University, Palestine.


Contact Details

Forschungszentrum Jülich

IBI-7: Structural Biochemistry
52425 Jülich

Tel.: +49 2461 61-9477


  • Fellowship of Palestinian German Science Bridge (PGSB) 2019-2023.


Thermodynamics and kinetics of the amyloid-β peptide revealed by Markov state models based on MD data in agreement with experiment.
Paul, A., Samantray, S., Anteghini, M., Khaled, M., & Strodel, B.
Chemical science 12.19 (2021): 6652-6669. [link]

Amyloid-β peptide dimers undergo a random coil to β-sheet transition in the aqueous phase but not at the neuronal membrane.
Fatafta, H., Khaled, M., Owen, M. C., Sayyed-Ahmad, A., & Strodel, B.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.39 (2021) [link]

Conformational and Dynamical Effects of Tyr32 Phosphorylation in K-Ras: Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Markov State Models Analysis
M. khaled, A. Gorfe, A. Sayyed-Ahmad
J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 36, 7667-7675 (2019) [link] 

Research interests

  • Protein structure and function.
  • Amyloid-beta and polyglutamine peptides aggregation.
  • Markov state models.