Linderstrøm-Lang Centre – Section for Biomolecular Sciences - University of Copenhagen

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Welcome to the Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science

At the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, we have established the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science to carry on in the tradition of Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang and to address some of the questions which after 60 years are still left fundamentally unanswered:

  • How do proteins attain their functionality? 
  • What role does dynamics play in protein function and how is this interplay comprehensively described and predicted? 
  • How do cells regulate the life cycle of a protein from synthesis to degradation?
  • Can we use this knowledge to design new enzymes with new activities?

The questions are addressed by applying sophisticated methods through projects spanning the realms of fundamental and applied science.

Linderstrøm-Lang History

The Danish scientist Kaj Ulrik Linderstrøm-Lang (1896-1959) was one of the most influential pioneers in the area of protein structure and function from the 1940’s until his death in 1959. Read about the man that we honour with this center.

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Symposium

Protein.DTU and the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre jointly organize a symposium entitled 'Current Topics in Protein Chemistry' on November 17th 2017. A Linderstrøm-Lang Symposium will be organized 16th November 2018.

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