What We Do
Research in the Department of Structural Biology is aimed at achieving a comprehensive understanding of structure/function relationships and of dynamic aspects of key cellular components and processes, using a variety of experimental and theoretical tools. Structures of biological macromolecules and their complexes are investigated at atomic resolution by X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance. Imaging techniques, including single-molecule microscopy, cryo-electron tomography and Atomic Force Microscopy, are used to span the range between single molecules to large macromolecular assemblies and cellular organization.
Prof. Ada Yonath
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"