Building blocks of life

17.10.2018 in Featured
Proteins control important processes in the body. At the university's new Charles Tanford Protein Centre, their secrets are deciphered. The Protein Centre has a floor space of around 5,400 square metres, spread out over four floors - space for 255 employees in 125 laboratories and 62 offices. The idea to bring the university’s protein biochemistry research groups under one roof has a long history. It all started back in 2009. The concept: Research would be accelerated by the spatial proximity of the working groups and state-of-the-art infrastructure located in a common building.
The Charles Tanford Protein Centre
The Charles Tanford Protein Centre (Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Everyone under one roof

Milton Stubbs (left) explains X-ray crystallography to Elmar Wahle.
Milton Stubbs (left) explains X-ray crystallography to Elmar Wahle.
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

The University's Charles Tanford Protein Centre will take its protein research to a new level. Here around 255 employees will work together in the future on questions relating to the building blocks of life.  The costs for the new building amounted to around 40 million euros, half of which was paid by the federal government and half by the state of Saxony-Anhalt.  Read more >>

Searching for the tumour protein

Stefan Hüttelmaier is one of the new tenants of the Protein Centre.
Stefan Hüttelmaier is one of the new tenants of the Protein Centre.
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Professor Stefan Hüttelmaier is one of the new tenants of the Protein Centre. His work focuses on cutting-edge ideas in cancer research. The professor of molecular cell biology heads up one of the 14 research groups.   Read more >>

Verovaccines: Vaccine developers on track for success

Further basic research takes place in the laboratory at the Protein Centre of the university.
Further basic research takes place in the laboratory at the Protein Centre of the university.
(Foto: Maike Glöckner)

Animal diseases are posing ever greater challenges for the agriculture industry and the demand for effective vaccines is extremely high. This is where the spin-off company from Halle called Verovaccines comes in with its innovative yeast-based vaccines. A further obstacle has now been overcome. The company will again receive funding amounting to 3.1 million euros over the next three years as part of the GO-Bio programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Read more >>

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