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Gunnar von Heijne on membrane proteins

New Frontier Leaders Seminar on February 24

Oeiras, 18.02.10

Next Thursday, February 24, the Frontier Leaders seminar series will host another ERC Advanced Grant recipient: Gunnar von Heijne from Stockholm University will discuss "How membrane proteins are inserted into the endoplasmic reticulum".

The European Research Council Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of their choice. Gunnar von Heijne was awarded with the European Research Council Advanced Grant (€2M) in 2008 to study how membrane proteins, which constitute a third of all the proteins in a cell, fold to form their final three-dimensional structure.

Gunnar von Heijne is one of the most cited Swedish scientists in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. He heads the Center for Biomembrane Research at Stockholm University. von Heijne is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1997 and is the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate at Åbo Akademi.

The seminar series Fontiers Leaders of Today for the Scientists of Tomorrow  is specially designed to integrate the ITQB PhD Program and brings to Portugal eight renowned researchers in biology and chemistry, selected among the recipients of ERC Advanced Grants. This seminar series is supported by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Frontiers Leaders of Today for the Scientists of Tomorrow 

ITQB Auditorium
24 Feb, 11h00

Gunnar von Heijne, Stockholm University

How membrane proteins are inserted into the endoplasmic reticulum


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