Structure and Function of Proteins

The staff in the field of Structural Biology investigates the spatial structure and function of individual molecules. In this they utilise modern technologies such as x-ray structure analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and mass spectrometry. Analysis is undertaken of both biomacromolecules (peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, etc.) and low molecular natural substances.

Prof. Wulf Blankenfeldt

„The beauty and logic of protein structures never fail to amaze me.“



Wulf Blankenfeldt studied chemistry at the Technischen Universität Braunschweig (TU) and earned his PhD in “X-ray structural analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi tyrosine amino transferase at a resolution of 2.5 Å.” In 2002, following post-doctoral stays at the University of St. Andrews, UK, and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund Blankenfeldt took on the position of head of a work group in the Department of Physical Biochemistry. In 2010, he became professor of biochemistry at Bayreuth University before returning to Braunschweig in August 2013. Blankenfeldt is professor for the structural biology of proteins at the TU and is also head of protein structure and function at the HZI.



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