Structural Biology of Autophagy
Dr Andrea Scrima
Once we are able to understand the structure of central elements within autophagy and the camouflage-mechanisms of pathogens, we can identify new antibacterial substances that can inhibit this "camouflage".
Andrea Scrima studied in Bochum and focused early on during his diploma thesis on structural biology. During his doctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund he worked on the structural and biochemical characterization of two proteins that are involved in transfer RNA modification.
He subsequently moved to the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, where he investigated protein structures connected with detection and repair of DNA lesions from 2007 to 2011.
Scrima then joined the Helmholtz-Center for Infection Research as a Young Investigators Group Leader in the department Molecular Structural Biology currently researching the mechanism of autophagy in the context of infectious diseases.
Bachelor & Master
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