Noora Aho

Noora Aho


Saarland University

My name is Noora, and I am a fresh postdoc in the group since July 2023. I have a strong background in molecular modelling, mostly utilizing GROMACS to simulate various systems from membrane-protein complexes to membrane-embedded photoacids.

My expertise lies on simulating pH-dependent systems by applying constant pH molecular dynamics (CpHMD). I obtained my PhD from University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where I focused on implementing and testing an efficient CpHMD method for GROMACS. Alongside CpHMD, my postdoc adventures contain utilizing the GROMACS-SWAXS suite for predictions of small-angle X-ray curves from explicit-solvent MD simulations.

To balance the everyday science in front of the computer, I very much enjoy outdoor adventures with my dogs. Nothing is better than relaxing in the forest, either walking, skiing, biking or camping!

My recent scientific work:


Building E2 6, room 4.10
+49-681 302-2442
  • Molecular modelling of interesting biological systems
  • Constant pH molecular dynamics
  • Combining SAXS with molecular dynamics
  • Postdoc (currently), 2023-now

    Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • PhD in computational chemistry, 2018–2023

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland (PhD thesis with Prof. Gerrit Groenhof)

  • Teacher’s pedagogical studies, 2020-2022

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Master of Science, Physics, 2015–2018

    University of Helsinki, Finland (MSc thesis with Prof. Ilpo Vattulainen)

  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, 2012-2015

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland