"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Dr. Vlad Cojocaru

EML Research gGmbH
Molecular and Cellular Modelling Group
Schloss Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
69118 Heidelberg
Tel: ++49-6221-329264
Fax: ++49-6221-533298

E-mail: Vlad.Cojocaru[at]eml-r.villa-bosch.de

A complete CV can be downloaded here

Member of the romanian scientific society Ad-Astra

monthly report (only available to MCM members)

Journal Session (only available to MCM members)


The articles for the MCM - MBM joint meeting on 15.12.2009 can be downloaded below:

Moradi et al, PNAS 2009

Moradi et al, PNAS 2009, Supplements

Babin et al, J. Phys. Chem. 2008

List of publications:

1. Vlad Cojocaru, Peter J. Winn, and Rebecca C. Wade. 2007. The ins and outs of cytochrome P450s. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1770:390-401.

2. Vlad Cojocaru, Reinhard Klement, and Thomas M. Jovin. 2005. Loss of G-A base pairs is insufficient for achieving a large opening of U4 snRNA K-turn motif. Nucleic Acids Research 33:3435-3446.

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3. Vlad Cojocaru, Stephanie Nottrott, Reinhard Klement, and Thomas M. Jovin. 2005. The snRNP 15.5K protein folds its cognate K-turn RNA: A combined theoretical and biochemical study. RNA 11:197-209.

4. Jurg Stebler, Derek Spieler, Krasimir Slanchev, Klathleen A. Moyneaux, Ulrike Richter, Vlad Cojocaru, Victor Tarabykin, Chris Wylie, Michael Kessel, and Erez Raz 2004. Primordial germ cell migration in the chick and mouse embryo: the role of the chemokine SDF-1/CXCL12. Developmental Biology 272:351-61.

5. Vlad Cojocaru 2005. Molecular motions at the 5' stem-loop of U4 snRNA: Implications for U4/U6 snRNP assembly. Doctoral dissertation published online by the Georg-August- University Goettingen:


The cover of the June 2005 issue of Nucleic Acids Research illustrates the system that I studied for my PhD
Compilation of some lovely images taken in the summer of 2005 in the "Fagaras" and "Piatra Craiului" Mountains