PTNMR Seminar - Dr. Philip Selenko
"Looking at protein inside live cells with atomic resolution: Science Fiction or Science Reality?"
Dr. Philip Selenko (FMP - Berlin)
April 11th, 2014 - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 11:00 - Library Auditorium
Phil studied Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. He did his Diploma with Thomas Jenuwein at the IMP (1996-1997) and his PhD with Michael Sattler at the EMBL (1998-2002). He was a PostDoc with Gerhard Wagner at Harvard Medical School (2003-2008) and is heading the In-cell NMR group at the FMP since 2008.
Phil employs in-cell NMR spectroscopy to study the structural and functional properties of proteins inside live cells. Using this method, his laboratory explores physiological and pathophysiological protein states in different cellular environments and under different cellular conditions.
The main mission of the Portuguese Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR) is to provide to the scientific community with access to modern and up-to-date NMR spectrometers, housed in scientific institutions with competence and scientific expertise on the use of this type of equipment. The Portuguese NMR network was created with the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the frame of a national programme for acquisition and upgrading of scientific equipment. This programme promotes the networking of scientific laboratories. These networks are expected to stimulate the use of advanced facilities by Portuguese researchers and the sharing of the national scientific resources. The following laboratories are part of the Portuguese NMR Network:
Locations of network centers
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Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Coimbra through its Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia and the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa through its Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica-CERMAX, and the CENIMAT/I3N, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa through the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade da Madeira, Universidade do Minho and Universidade do Porto through its Faculdade de Ciências.
Portugal have signed an International Collaboration Agreement to formalise membership to Instruct for 2 years.
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