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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Linderstrøm-Lang Centre Symposium

The Linderstrøm-Lang Centre organizes yearly symposia. The last instance was entitled 'Protein folding and stability – From molecules to disease' and hosted a number of prominent speakers.

See the program here.

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