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CSSB Newsletter 6

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As 2016 draws to a close, the CSSB Directorate and Office would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who have helped and supported CSSB this year. We would also like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. 2017 promises to be a very exciting year for CSSB and we looking forward to seeing the vision of sceientific collaboration which began back in 2008 become a reality.

 

   

 


  CSSB News
 

 

ANTIBIOTICS - BLUNT WEAPONS?

The availability and effectiveness of antibiotics is often taken for granted. As an increasing number of bacteria develop resistance to certain antibiotics, we must begin to consider the implications of antibiotic resistance on our society and the ways in which science and industry can work together to prevent a post antibiotic era.

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ZHIQIANG VISITING PROFESSOR

Prof. Dr. Chris Meier, deputy scientific director of the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg and Full-Professor for Organic Chemistry at Universität Hamburg was awarded the Zhiqiang visiting professorship at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

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CSSB COUNCIL MEETING

On 4 November 2016, the sixth CSSB Council meeting took place in Hamburg. Representatives from each of the nine partner institutes as well as representatives from CSSB's funding partners attended the meeting.

 

   

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CSSB-FZB SYMPOSIUM

On 7 November 2016, the principal investigators from FZB and CSSB held a symposium to share research ideas and to discuss collaboration opportunities and projects in more detail.

 

   

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  Scientific Events
 

 

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31 March 2017
CSSB AND EMBL JOINT COLLOQUIUM

On 31 March 2017, Michael Niederweis, Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the UAB School of Medicine will give a talk. Prof. Niederweis' research focus is on the novel proteins in the unique outer membrane of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 


  CSSB Building Update
 

 

TEST OF LABORATORY VENTILATION UNDERWAY

Fixtures of the CSSB building's interior such as railings, flooring, and lighting and are now being installed. In the laboratories, an operating test of the ventilation system is currently underway. One can easily begin to imagine the building filled with busy students and scientists discussing their current and upcoming projects.

 

   

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  Scientific News
 

 

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LONGER PEPTIDE SUBSTRATES

While it is almost unequivocally accepted that bigger is not always better, longer just might be. A recent paper published by CSSB scientist, Christian Loew, demonstrates that the binding of longer unmodified peptides to the SlyD enzyme results in higher affinity and activity measurement than binding it to a chemically modified tetrapeptide.

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Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany
E-mail: info@cssb-hamburg.de

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