Lecture by Prof. Matthias Wilmanns from European Molecular Biology Laboratory Hamburg, entitled „The sarcomeric protein myomesin has it all-in-one: Rigidity, flexibility and elasticity“ from the CAPSID Seminar Speaker Series, will take place on 04 February 2021 at 2 p.m. via online broadcasting via the ZOOM application.
The Wilmanns group aims to unravel the overall architecture of machineries for protein translocation across membranes and mechanisms of molecular elasticity, by employing an integrative structural biology approach complemented by functional experiments.
CURRENT RESEARCH AND FUTURE GOALS:
We are investigating the overall structures of challenging protein complexes of biomedical relevance to address major research questions in the infection process of pathogenic bacteria but also in cancer, cardiology, and nephrology. To achieve these goals, we combine X-ray crystallography and single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, and other complementary structural biology techniques. At the centre of our research interest is achieving an in-depth understanding of molecular translocation processes across membranes. A second research focus is to study how proteins react to external forces within the cell by means of molecular elasticity.
More information about lecture and registration on the project web site: https://capsid.vbcf.ac.at/events/
Funding programme of the CAPSID project: Interreg V-A Slovakia-Austria