inSPIN - from structure to biological intervention
The mission of inSPIN is to perform structural characterization to generate knowledge that can be used systematically to design ways for biological intervention. We will generate and exploit results from structural and functional analysis to rationally design synthetic antimicrobial peptides, small molecule inhibitors for fibril formation, new contrast agents for early-stage detection of amyloid diseases, and a molecular basis for understanding extracellular matrix degradation, to name some specific targets.
Positions for students and postdocs
We have at present two postdoc positions open for strong candidates: One in biological solid-state NMR spectroscopy with focus on methodology towards applications and one in ultrahigh-field MRI with focus on applications of nanoparticles for drug diagnostics. For further information, contact Prof. N. C. Nielsen.
We have frequently Ph.D. positions open within biological NMR spectroscopy, methodology and applications with primary focus on solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Only candidates documenting qualifying transcripts with average scores on transcripts > 80-90% will be considered.
While a good understanding of soluble proteins is available, our focus is the more challenging group of "insoluble" proteins for which only little structural information is available.