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Jose Farias-Rico

Jose Farias

Postdoc

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Works at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Telephone 08-674 76 56
Email jose.farias@dbb.su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16
Room A 431
Postal address Institutionen för biokemi och biofysik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Proteins are the nano-machines that support life on earth. They perform nearly every function in the cell, encompassing processes from DNA replication to neuronal communication. During my PhD training I studied how nature evolves proteins to create the vast diversity of shapes and functions that we observe today. Later, it became obvious that understanding the process of folding (or how proteins assume their shape) is crucial to describe the relationship structure-function in proteins.  While the protein-folding problem is somewhat well understood outside of the cell in the test tube, this is not enough to fully explain how these biomolecules fold—and misfold causing human disease—under relevant biological conditions. Currently I am working on protein folding in the ribosome.

 

Research

Research group: Gunnar von Heijne

Last updated: May 16, 2017

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