Biochemistry and Structural Biology Unit
|Location|| Building 13 |
Via Adamello 16, Milano
Almost all aspect of life are engineered at the molecular level, and without understanding molecules we can only have a sketchy understanding of life itself
Francis Crick, 1988
(What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery)
The Biochemistry and Structural Biology Unit (BSU) aims to provide high-quality technical support, training and equipment in protein biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology.
The BSU works in close contact with the Principal Investigators at the Department of Experimental Oncology (DEO) to allow the study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules, thus enabling the molecular understanding of cellular processes.
The BSU is equipped with state-of-the-art platforms for recombinant protein production and purification, protein biophysical characterization and protein structure determination.
Most Relevant Publications
Hexameric NuMA:LGN structures promote multivalent interactions required for planar epithelial divisions.
Nat Comm, 2019
Nat Struct Mol Biol, 2013