Michael Ebeling

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Simplified models of the protein-folding process have led to valuable insights into the generic properties of the folding of heteropolymers. On the basis of theoretical arguments, Shakhnovich and Gutin [(1993) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 7195-7199] have proposed a specific method to generate folding sequences for one of these. Here we present a model of(More)
For a minimalist model of protein folding, which we introduced recently, we investigate various methods to obtain folding sequences. A detailed study of random sequences shows that, for this model, such sequences usually do not fold to their ground states during simulations. Straight-forward techniques for the construction of folding sequences, based solely(More)
Membership in international organizations is often considered to have beneficial consequences for their member countries – as well as for the international community at large. In this paper, we analyze whether and to what extent governments can increase their credibility by becoming members of international organizations. We hypothesize that the degree of(More)
Legal philosophers like Montesquieu, Hegel and Tocqueville have argued that lay participation in judicial decision-making would have benefits reaching far beyond the realm of the legal system narrowly understood. From an economic point of view, lay participation in judicial decision-making can be interpreted as a renunciation of an additional division of(More)
H-BloX is a web-based JavaScript application that allows the calculation and visualization of Shannon information content or relative entropy (Kullback-Leibler 'distance') within sequence alignment blocks. The application was designed for use in both teaching and research. Amino acid, nucleic acid sequences, or any other type of aligned chemical structures(More)
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