Our research groups
We use molecular biology, structural biology and systems biology to answer questions in basic and applied research. We study biochemical processes ranging from protein synthesis and folding to ribozyme catalysis. Most of the reserach groups in this program focus on RNA biology. Medical problems under investigation include amyloid formation, antibiotic resistance, tuberculosis, giardiasis and malaria. We are also developing biotechnology and synthetic biology platforms and courses.
The molecular biology program is lead by Professor Suparna Sanyal and consists of five research groups. For more information on research projects, click on the websites of these groups.
- Brandis, Gerrit: Protein synthesis and evolutionary dynamics
- Chattopadhyaya, Jyoti, professor emeritus - RNA-directed therapeutics and diagnostics
- Ehrenberg, Måns, senior professor - protein synthesis - mechanisms to systems biology
- Forster, Anthony - Synthetic biology and protein synthesis
- Kirsebom, Leif - RNA catalysis and mycobacteria
- Sanyal, Suparna (program leader) - protein synthesis & protein folding - mechanisms, disease and biotechnology