Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Ehrenberg lab

Måns Ehrenberg’s research group focuses mainly on the prokaryotic ribosome and bacterial protein synthesis. The aim is to understand the mechanisms of initiation of protein synthesis, elongation of proteins and accuracy in tRNA and release factor selection, termination of protein synthesis and recycling of ribosomes from termination back to initiation – and the effects of antibiotics on all these mechanisms, as well as the overall effect on the growth rate of the cells. We use quantitative biochemical methods in combination with mathematical modelling, molecular genetics and in vitro experiments on bacteria.

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