Please welcome: Matthias Bochtler

The next speaker of 5th IBS Symbioza is

Prof. Matthias Bochtler, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland

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Matthias Bochtler graduated from the Universities of Munich and Cambridge, and was educated by a Nobel Prize winner, prof. Robert Huber. He moved to Poland initially as a shared position with Max Planck Institute and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB). Currently, he is the head of the Structural Biology Laboratory founded In the International IIMCB in 2001. His research is focused on structural and biochemical properties of endonucleases and methyltransferases, as proteins interacting with DNA, as well as the crosslink between DNA modification and damage. He is a laureate of the Pieńkowski Award (2005), EMBO/HHMI Young Researcher Award (2004) and Crystal Award in Germany (2000, 1998). His publication record includes two Nature papers, and regular works in Nucleic Acid Research and PNAS, cited all together more than 3500 times.

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Selected recent publications:
1. On the role of steric clashes in methylation control of restriction endonuclease activity, Nucleic Acids Res. 2016, 44, 485.
2. Structural basis of the methylation specificity of R.DpnI, Nucleic Acids Res. 2014, 42, 8745.

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