The protein called translation elongation factor EF-Tu is a well-known player in the protein synthesis process. A new scientific article describes novel aspects of this well-described protein, which appears to play an even more important role in securing the accuracy of translation than previously assumed. The results may have an influence on the medical and biotechnological utilisation of the bacterial protein synthesis apparatus.
It is not always easy to see if a switch is on or off! A new study shows that the same can be true of a molecular switch. This knowledge gives a new insight into the molecular switches, the GTPases, many of which have medical potential.
A research team has established how a virus exploits one of its host’s proteins when the virus is about to replicate its genetic material during an infection. The discovery may potentially form the basis for the development of new methods for treating viral infections.
New research reveals how the interaction between host and virus enables multiplication of the virus during an infection. This knowledge can be used to inhibit reproduction of the virus. The results may therefore have implications for the development of antiviral drugs against polio virus and the hepatitis C virus, for example.
Charlotte Rohde Knudsen and Louise Marie Kragh Dalskov were awarded the prizes as teacher of the year and the student teacher of the year 2018, respectively, at the Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 1 June 2018.
Charlotte Rohde Knudsen and Anja Pen were awarded the prizes as teacher of the year and the student teacher of the year 2017, respectively, at the Annual Meeting of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics on Friday 16 June 2017.
Charlotte Rohde Knudsen "Best Teacher of the Year" 2013
This is the second time Charlotte Rohde Knudsen was nominated the "Best Teacher of the Year" as she also won the prize in 2011.