Intrinsically disordered proteins represents a paradigm shift in protein biology

Welcome to the Kragelund Group

I lead one of three research groups at the Structural Biology and NMR Laboratory (SBiN-Lab) at the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The major expertise of the group is in protein interaction, structure and function relationships investigated by NMR spectroscopy as well as in biophysics. A hallmark is a strong collaborative base with biology, medicine, and industry.

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I have significant experience with teaching and student supervision and allways have projects on hand. 

Recent publications


Cover of Biophysical Journal

Check out the cool doodle that Pétur Orri Heiðarsson and Birthe Brandt Kragelund published on the cover of Biophysical Journal. Read the paper here.

Publication in Nature

Here you see two intrinsically disordered proteins interacting without adopting a fixed form

Credit: Nature

A recent publication from SBINLAB hosted at the Section for Biomolecular Sciences has been published in Nature. The paper describes how two intrinsically disordered proteins interact at pico molar affinity without ever adopting a fixed form. You can see the full video representation of the interaction above.

Read the paper here

Read the News and Views here

Read Chemical & Engineering News story here

Read Science Daily story here

Read the press release here (in danish)

Download a movie of the interaction here