NCCR Structural Biology

NCCR Structural Biology
Zurich
NCCR Structural Biology  
Location: Zurich

Structural Biology - Molecular Life Sciences: Three Dimensional Structure, Folding and Interactions

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), Structural Biology - Molecular Life Sciences: Three Dimensional Structure, Folding and Interactions, investigates the structure of macromolecules, in particular membrane proteins and supra-molecular complexes, and links these findings with functional information. Knowledge of the three-dimensional structure of proteins, and their folding and interaction with other molecules, is crucial both to understanding basic life processes and developing innovative medicines. Access to innovative technologies is important for this type of research, which is why the NCCR Structural Biology has invested heavily in this area and has also set up three technology platforms. The NCCR initiated the foundation of a centre of competence in structural biology, which is jointly managed by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.

Home institution: University of Zurich



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