Active Collaboration

> Bacterial disease
> Calcium-binding proteins
> G-quadruplexes
> New methods





The people we are currently working with:
Poland: Prof. Slawomir Pikula, Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Slawek's group is interested in the function of annexins, particularly their role in disease. Nucleotides bind to annexins and appear to be induce specific responses. We are characterizing the nucleotide-binding site of annexin A6 in the presence and absence of calcium and/or artificial membranes. Slawek has a long-standing collaboration with Rene Buchet on the role of annexins in mineralization (bone formation). Funded through a bilateral exchange.

Poland : Dr. Izabela Sitkiewicz, National Medicines Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Funded through a bilateral exchange.

Spain: Profs. Jesus Jimenez-Barbero and Javier Canada, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Madrid, Spain
We work on numerous projects with my old bosses who must have one of the largest academic collaborative networks in the world. Their lab is specialized in NMR methods, particularly applied to protein-carbohydrate interactions and we still have a few joint projects and interests. But the main job in the future is to share recombinant proteins made in our lab.

France: Prof. Rene Buchet, University of Lyon I, France
Rene's group is interested in mineralization (bone formation) and we were introduced through Slawek. Rene is recently promoted from inactive to active collaboration based on the hopes of an application for bilateral exchange. We will characterize several phospholipases, produced in France, by STD-NMR methods.

United Kingdom: Dr. Mateus Webba da Silva, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Mateus is interested in all things G-quadruplex. Except hard-core biology. We have recieved funding for bilateral exchange and regular meetings through COST over the last few years. The aim is for Malgosia to push the projects into a biological dimension, as well as to start our own studies on potential G-quadruplexes associated with neurobiology.

York University, Toronto, Canada: Dr Philip Johnson, York University, Canada
Philip's group is interested in DNA/RNA interactions with small molecules. We have collaborated in applying DOSY NMR to his samples.

CDFD, Hyderabad, India: Dr. Shekhar Mande, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India
Shekhar's group expresses, purifies and crystalizes proteins (and potential drug targets) from mycobacterium tuberculosis in order to determine their function. We are complementing the studies with STD-NMR experiments. Funded through a EU ERANET project. We also collaborate with Dr Pedro Fernandes (IGC, Lisbon, Portugal) and Dr. Antonio Pineda-Lucena (CIPF, Valencia, Spain) on this project.

Inactive collaboration: the people we worked with in the past
Sweden: Prof. Sara Linse
Poland: Prof. Jacek Kuznicki
Spain: Prof. Jose Naranjo