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Section Board for 'Biomolecular Crystals' (47)

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Prof. Dr. Abel MORENO
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Instituto de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Av. Universidad 3000, Cd.Mx. 04510, Mexico
Interests: protein crystals; biocrystals; crystal growth; protein crystallography; crystal chemistry; biomineralization; biomimetics; biological macromolecules
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Prof. Dr. Blaine Mooers
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5419, USA
Interests: RNA editing; RNA structure; SAD phasing methods; direct methods phasing; crystal size optimization; molecular modeling
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Dr. Alokesh Pramanik
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Prof. Dr. Kazufumi Takano
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Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
Interests: structure, stability and folding of protein; protein engineering; protein evolution; crystal growth; polymorphism
Dr. Kristina Djinovic-Carugo
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Department of Structural and Computational Biology, Universitat Wien, Vienna, Austria
Interests: biological crystallography; structural biology of actin-based cytoskeleton; (metallo)proteins; X-ray diffraction and small-angle X-ray scattering; radiation damage; soft X-rays in macromolecular crystallography
Dr. Jacques-Philippe Colletier

Institut de Biologie Structurale, Universite Grenoble Alpes, Saint Martin d'Heres, France
Interests: protein crystallography; X-ray crystallography
Dr. José L. Arias
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Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Chile, 88208-08 Santiago, Chile
Interests: polymer; crystallization; scaffold; calcium carbonate; mineralization; egg; biomineral; liquid precursor
Prof. Dr. Aleš Iglič
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Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: electrostatics and statistical physics of biological membranes, physics of electric double layer, synthesis of inorganic nanostructured materials and interactions of them with biological membranes
Prof. Dr. Vijay S. Reddy
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Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: structural virology; protein design; vaccine design; X-ray crystallography; cryo-EM; bioinformatics
Dr. Morales Juan
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Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: crystal growth; biomimetics; characterisation techniques; nonclassical crystallisation; environmental mineralogy
Dr. Bidhan C. Bandyopadhyay
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Medicine (GWU) and Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of America(CUA), DCVA Medical Center, Research Service (151), 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Interests: Ca2+ signaling; Calcium crystals; calcification; cell injury and cell death
Prof. Dr. Thomas G.H. Diekwisch
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Department of Periodontics, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, 3302 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
Interests: enamel development and evolution; periodontal development and tissue engineering; epigenetics and chromatin
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Prof. Dr. Nico Antoon Jaques Maria Sommerdijk
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Radboud Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: biochemistry and structure of collagen; specifically on the mechanisms of assembly, crosslinking and mineralization; novel therapies in biomedicine
Dr. Jaime Gómez Morales
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Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos (IACT, CSIC-UGR), Granada, Spain
Interests: nanocrystallization; bio-inspired crystallization; biominerals; biomaterials
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Prof. William J Welsh
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Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA
Interests: computational chemistry; molecular and polymer modeling; computer-aided drug design (CADD)
Dr. David Perahia
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École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
Interests: relationships between structure, dynamics and function of proteins
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Rossi
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Firenze, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Interests: solid-state structure–properties relationship of different classes of compounds; XRPD; polymorphism and pseudopolymorphism; API
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Prof. Dr. Zoran Radić
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Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, San Diego, USA
Interests: cholinesterase (ChE) structure and activity
Prof. Dr. Abdolhamid Akbarzadeh Shafaroudi
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Departments of Bioresource and Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 0C3, Canada
Interests: advanced multifunctional materials and structures; multiphysics and multiscale simulation of multiferroic cellular solids, smart and biocomposites, graded biological materials, and advanced metamaterials using theoretical/computational and experimental methodologies
Prof. Dr. Peter Baran
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Juniata College, von Liebig Science Center 2035, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA
Interests: synthesis of coordination compounds; spectroscopic characterization of coordination compounds; X-ray crystallography of small molecules; crystal growing techniques; coordination compounds with biological activity; coordination polymeric networks
Dr. Paulina Maria Dominiak
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University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: quantum crystallography; charge density; intermolecular interactions; chemical crystallography; structural biology
Prof. Dr. Marc Messerschmidt
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CXLS X-ray Instrument, Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute and School of Molecular Sciences, Tempe, AZ 85287-7401, USA
Interests: time-resolved diffraction, high resolution structures, X-ray instrumentation, experimental charge density, synchrotron and X-ray lasers, ultrafast timing
Prof. Dr. Gloria Borgstahl
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The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Interests: X-ray and Neutron Crystallography; Cancer; Biochemistry; DNA Metabolism; Modulated Crystals; Microgravity Crystal Growth; Molecular Biophysics
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Prof. Dr. Oliviero Carugo

1. Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
2. Department of Structural and Computational Biology, University of Vienna, Campus Vienna Biocenter 5, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Interests: structural biology; protein crystallography; protein crystals; protein engineering
Dr. Cornelius Gati
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Interests: structural biology; single particle cryoEM; X-ray crystallography; XFEL; membrane proteins; transporters; GPCRs
Dr. Vivian Stojanoff
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Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Synchrotron Light Source -II, Upton, NY 11973, USA
Interests: high energy; radiation effects; crystallogenesis; imaging
Dr. Dritan Siliqi
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Institute of Crystallography- CNR, Via G. Amendola, 122/O 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: protein crystallography; small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS); BioSAXS; biological molecules; rare diseases; phasing algorithm; nano- and bio-materials; X-ray imaging
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Prof. Dr. Kyeong Kyu Kim
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Department of Molecular Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
Interests: enzymes; structures; esterase; deubiquitinase; noncanonical DNA
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Prof. Dr. T. Doohun Kim
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Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul 04310, Korea
Interests: protein-ligand interactions; enzyme structures; assay development; immobilization of enzymes
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Dr. Simona Fermani
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Department of Chemistry "G Ciamician", University of Bologna, Via Selmi, 2-40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: biomolecular crystals; protein crystallization methods; biocrystallography; protein structure and function; biomineral and biomineralization processes
Prof. Dr. Marian Valko
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: Anticancer metal complexes; Copper complexes; EPR spectroscopy; Metals and oxidative stress; Metal in health and disease
Dr. Armin Wagner
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Diamond Light Source, Didcot, United Kingdom
Interests: structural biology; macromolecular crystallography; synchrotron radiation; beamline instrumentation; crystal handling
Prof. Dr. Christopher D. Snow
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Colorado State University, 1370 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: protein crystals; biocrystals; DNA crystals; host-guest crystallography; crystal engineering; co-crystals; designed crystals; biological macromolecules; scaffold-assisted crystallography
Dr. José Gavira
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Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos, IACT, (CSIC-UGR), Av. de las Palmeras, 4, Armilla, 18100 Granada, Spain
Interests: protein crystallization: nucleation, growth and crystals quality; protein crystallography; protein crystals biocompostites and properties; enzymatic crystals (CLEC)
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Prof. Dr. Carmelo Giacovazzo
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Institute of Crystallography-CNR, Via Amendola 122/o, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: phasing of small molecules; macromolecular crystallography; direct methods; anomalous dispersion techniques; molecular replacement; phase refinement
Prof. Dr. Matthew Groves
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Department of Drug Design, University of Groningen, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: structural biology; biocrystallogenesis; infectious diseases; drug design; biophysics
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Dr. Albert Guskov
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Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: membrane proteins; protein crystallography; protein crystallization
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Prof. Dr. Dominique Maes
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Structural Biology Brussels, Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel- VUB, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: protein crystallization: nucleation and growth; the effect of impurities and flow on crystallization
Dr. Lionel Mourey
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Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, France
Interests: biochemistry; biophysics; structural biology; X-ray scattering and diffraction; biocrystallography; protein-ligand interactions; structure-based ligand screening and design
Dr. Emilio Parisini
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Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST), Via G. Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: protein crystallography; small molecule crystallography; protein engineering; structure-based drug design; solid state chemistry; supra-molecular chemistry; structural biology; biomaterials; crystallization techniques
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Prywer
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Institute of Physics, Lodz University of Technology, ul. Wólczańska 219, 93-005 Łódź, Poland
Interests: biogenic crystals; crystal growth from solutions; crystal morphology; struvite; carbonate apatite; infectious urinary stones
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Dr. Claude Sauter
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Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC-ARN-CNRS), Team "tRNA biology and pathogenicity", 15 rue René Descartes, F-67084 Strasbourg, France
Interests: crystallogenesis; crystallization methods; microfluidics; biocrystallography; integrative structural biology; biophysics; protein : RNA interactions, tRNA biology, protein synthesis
Prof. Dr. Xiao-Dong Su
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Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC), School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: protein nucleation, crystallization; biological complexes; protein-DNA complex crystals; meso- quasi- or nano-crystals; biomineralization
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Prof. Dr. Peter G. Vekilov
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4004, USA
Dr. Jinwei Zhang

Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: noncoding RNA; riboswitch; RNA structure; RNA-protein interaction; nucleic acid crystallography
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Dr. Pavlína Maloy Řezáčová
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Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Flemingovo nám. 2, 166 10 Praha 6, Czech Republic
Interests: protein crystallization; protein crystallography; enzymes, protein-DNA complexes
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