Alexander Kai Büll

Professortiltrædelse - Alexander Kai Büll

Den 1. april 2019 blev Alexander Kai Büll udnævnt til professor på DTU Bioengineering.

Dette fejres med en professortiltrædelsesforelæsning af Alexander Kai Büll med titlen:

Biomolecular self-assembly - from disease mechanisms to biomaterials

Efter forelæsningen vil der være en reception. Tilmelding er ikke nødvendig.

Abstract:

Biomolecular self-assembly - from disease mechanisms to biomaterials

The self-assembly of biomolecules, in particular proteins, into ordered structures is a fascinating process that plays important roles in both biological function and disease. In this inaugural lecture I will highlight some of the contributions I have made to an increased understanding of the mechanisms of amyloid fibril formation, a process most notably linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I will also discuss how such mechanistic information can be used to characterize the mode of action of potential inhibitors of these processes.

Amyloid fibrils are not only formed by disease-related proteins, but also by proteins without any link to human disease, and which can be obtained in large quantities. I will present some studies that aim to exploit the self-assembly of such proteins, as well as synthetic peptides for the creation of biomaterials.

 

Tidspunkt

fre 22 nov 19
15:30 - 17:00

Arrangør

DTU Bioengineering

Kontaktperson

Hvor

DTU Lyngby
Asmussens Allé
Bygning 303A, aud. 42
2800 Lyngby