Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Kühnel, Karin Dr.*

Project Leader at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry

  • 2001 PhD, University of Cambridge, supervisor: Dr. Ben Luisi
  • 2001-03 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Alfred Wittinghofer, MPI for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
  • 2003-07 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Ilme Schlichting, MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg
  • since 2007 Group Leader within the Department of Neurobiology, MPIbpc Göttingen

Major Research Interests

Autophagy is a conserved eukaryotic process that is a response to starvation but also fulfills additional functions, for example the degradation of invading pathogens. Focus of our work is the X-ray crystallographic structure determination of autophagy proteins and the further characterization of their interactions with binding partners.

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