专题学术讲座| David Drew: The Wonders of Small Molecule Transport

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时间:2019424日(周三)10:30-11:30

Time: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday, 24 April 2019

地点:西湖大学云栖校区5号楼学术报告厅

Venue: Lecture Hall, Building 5, Yunqi Campus

主持人:西湖大学校长、结构生物学讲席教授 施一公

Host: Yigong Shi, Chair Professor, President of Westlake University


 

主讲嘉宾:



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David Drew is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University, an EMBO Young Investigator, and a current ERC Consolidator awardee. In 2005 he defended his PhD in Biochemistry at Stockholm University. From 2006 he was a Postdoc at Imperial College London before starting his own group at Imperial in 2009 as a University Royal Society Fellow. In 2013 he took up his current position and has been awarded several prizes for his work including the Tage Erlander Prize from the Swedish Royal Academy for “the development of membrane protein methods and structures”.

 

Abstract

Small molecule transporters move solutes, such as ions, nutrients and drugs across the membrane and into our cells. They are often highly specific and yet still capable of quickly moving the molecules across the membrane. By establishing how they recognize and catalyse the transport of solutes we can better understand how their function underlies tissue and organ system function and how they might be better targeted in drug development. Here, I will present the inner working of two types of transport machines that are key for our cells to utilize sugars as an energy source and for our cells to regulate their intracellular pH.


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