Introduction

Welcome to Protein Chemistry
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Protein Chemistry is a section of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry at Leiden University. The section is headed by Prof. Dr. Marcellus Ubbink.

The research is aimed at understanding protein & nucleic acid structure, function and interactions. Particular interests comprise protein-protein interactions & enzyme function (Prof. Ubbink) and chromatin research, such as structure and function of nucleosomes (Dr. van Ingen) and biophysical aspects of protein - DNA interactions (Dr. Dame).

The section houses equipment for recombinant protein production and a variety biophysical characterisation methods.

News

Remus Dame joins Protein Chemistry group

Dr Remus Dame and his coworkers have joined Protein Chemistry, expanding our research in protein - DNA interactions. Dr Dame uses in vitro and in cell techniques to study how proteins influence the physical and functional properties of DNA.

The website will be updated soon to accommodate the new research lines of Dr Dame and Dr van Ingen (see news item December 2, 2014).

KIEM project awarded

NWO has awarded a KIEM project to Prof. Marcellus Ubbink.

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Hugo van Ingen new assistant professor in Protein Chemistry
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The Leiden Institute of Chemistry and the section of Protein Chemistry welcome Hugo van Ingen as a staff member. Van Ingen is appointed as tenure-track assistant professor and will set up his new research group focusing on the molecular basis of chromatin function.

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Human Frontier Science Program grant awarded
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A program grant has been awarded to the ‘Chromatin organisation & dynamics’ group and three partner groups at the University of Birmingham (Grainger), Caltech (Jensen) and University of Heidelberg (Heermann).

For more information on this program click here 

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