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Department of Biochemistry

Calendar of Events


Dr. Simone Tix
Office: 44-K-13
Tel: +41 44 635 6567

Past Research Seminars

Date Time Room Speaker/Affiliation Title PDF
10.10.2019 17:00 Y44H05 Jérome Wenger, PhD Institut Fresnel CNRS, Marseille Cedex, France "Novel approaches to improve single molecule fluorescence detection using zero-mode waveguide nanoapertures" PDF
03.10.2019 14:00 Y23G04 Dr. Wanda Kukulski, Division of Cell Biology, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK "The architecture of organelle contacts, sites of lipid transfer" PDF
20.08.2019 09:00 Y15G20 13th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology Various Speakers PDF
19.08.2019 08:45 Y15G20 13th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology Various Speakers PDF
22.07.2019 16:00 Y44H11 Max Wilkinson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom "Mechanisms of RNA splicing from cryoEM structures of the spliceosome" PDF
04.07.2019 17:00 Y44H05 Prof. Omar A. Saleh, Materials Department and Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, University of California, USA "A protein that acts like a paper ball: Non-monotonic mechanical effects in the disordered tails of neurofilament proteins" PDF
07.06.2019 13:00 Y44H11 Prof. Taras Pogorelov, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA "Capturing dynamic signaling biomolecular structures in complex environments:making a match between simulations and experiments" PDF
13.05.2019 14:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dmitrii Makarov, Dept. of Chemistry & Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, USA "Transition paths in molecular systems away from equilibrium" PDF
08.05.2019 12:00 Y44J11 Dr. Tetiana Serdiuk, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETHZ, Basel "Folding pathways of single membrane proteins guided by translocases and insertases" PDF
28.03.2019 17:00 Y03G85 Prof. Eric C.Greene, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Columbia University, New York, USA "Mechanisms of antirecombinase regulation during homologous recombination -- a single-molecule approach" PDF
07.03.2019 15:00 Y44H11 Dr. Emmanuel Levy, Dept. of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel "A synthetic minimal system connects molecular structures to subcellular phenotypes of protein phase separation" PDF
26.02.2019 16:00 Y44H11 Prof. Ofer Yifrach, Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Israel "Entropic clocks in the service of electrical signaling" PDF
20.02.2019 10:00 Y44H11 Dr. Paul Schanda, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France "Observing molecular chaperones in action: from structures to client-protein interactions to biological functions" PDF
05.02.2019 14:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Michael Jewett, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA "Repurposing ribosomes for synthetic biology" PDF
28.11.2018 16:00 Y44J11 Dr. Micheal Woody, Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA "Single Molecule Studies of the Dynamics and Perturbation of Myosin’s Force-Generating Powerstroke" PDF
20.11.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Gioele La Manno, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden “Nervous system development at the single cell level” PDF
20.11.2018 16:00 Y44H11 Dr. Kari Kopra, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland "Luminescence-based detection technologies for drug discovery" PDF
04.10.2018 13:00 Y44H11 Prof. Edward P. O' Brien, Dept. of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, USA "Non-equilibrium coupling of protein structure and function to translation-elongation kinetics" PDF
01.10.2018 13:00 Y44J11 Paul Grassein, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, CNRS-Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France "Structural response of Glutathione S-Transferases upon substrate binding: when biological function lies in the fluctuations... PDF
24.09.2018 15:00 Y44H11 Prof. Heinrich Roder, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA "Roles of intrinsically disordered protein regions in regulating membrane receptor signaling and internalization" PDF
21.09.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Riccardo Pellarin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France "Integrative modeling of macromolecular assemblies" PDF
14.09.2018 16:00 Y03G95 Prof. Alessio Accardi, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA "Mechanism of Ca2+-dependent membrane remodeling by a TMEM16 phospholipid scramblase" PDF
10.09.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dennis E. Discher, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA "Mechanosensing for genome integrity" PDF
29.08.2018 11:00 Y44H11 Dr. Jonas Barandun, Laboratory of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA "Making eukaryotic ribosomes - structural studies of dynamic ribosome assembly complexes" PDF
24.08.2018 16:15 Y44J11 Prof. Vincent Zoete, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Dept. of Oncology, Ludwig Institute at Lausanne, Switzerland "Swiss Drug Design" PDF
13.08.2018 13:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dmitrii E. Makarov, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, USA "Barrier crossing dynamics from single-molecule trajectories" PDF
03.07.2018 15:00 Y44H11 Dr. Luuk Loeff, Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands “Illuminating CRISPR adaptive immunity, using single-molecule fluorescence” PDF
25.06.2018 12:00 Y44H11 Prof. Garegin A. Papoian, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland College Park, USA "Modeling Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics by Blending Ideas from Machine Learning and Physics" PDF
18.05.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Csaba Daday, Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany “Focal Adhesion Kinase under Force: Reconciling AFM and MD” PDF
17.05.2018 12:00 Y44H11 Prof. Pietro Faccioli, Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy "Computing time-resolved optical spectra of biomolecules during large conformational transitions" PDF
26.04.2018 16:00 Y44H11 Dr. Enzo Poirier, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK “Dicer-2-dependent generation of viral DNA from defective genomes of RNA viruses modulates antiviral immunity in insects” PDF
25.04.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Peter J. Peters, The Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Imaging Institute, Netherlands "Resolving the 3D structure of the Type VII secretion system in Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Setting up a Cryo-EM lab" PDF
20.04.2018 16:00 Y44H11 Dr. Emiliya Poghosyan, University of Basel and Paul Scherrer Institute "Cryo–electron microscopy of eukaryotic flagella and membrane protein complexes” PDF
10.04.2018 16:40 HG F30 ETH Prof. Dr. Dinshaw Patel, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Chair in Experimental Therapeutics Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY,USA "Structural Biology of RNA-mediated Gene Regulation: Folding, Recognition, Catalysis and Sensing" PDF
06.04.2018 15:00 Y44H11 Dr. Migle Kazlauskiene, Department of protein-DNA interactions, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University, Lithuania “CRISPR-Cas10 viral defence: one target RNA to doom them all” PDF
20.03.2018 14:00 Y03G95 Prof. Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA "Mechanisms of Adaptive Behavior, from Receptors to Circuits" PDF
12.03.2018 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Akash Gulyani, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India "Fluorescent biosensors for cellular dynamics and discoveries in natural light sensing" PDF
08.03.2018 17:00 Y44H05 Prof. Huan-Xiang Zhou, Dept. of Chemistry and Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA "Conformations and Exchange Dynamics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Dilute and Crowded Conditions" PDF
30.11.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Lucio Isa, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich "Breaking the symmetry: Designing colloidal motors and swimming at oil-water interfaces" PDF
30.10.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Sonja Lorenz, Rudolf Wirchiow Center, University of Würzburg, Germany "Conformational regulation of the ubiquitin ligase HUWE1" PDF
25.09.2017 15:00 Y44H11 Prof. Alemayehu Gorfe, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, USA "Simulation and experimental studies of Ras proteins" PDF
22.09.2017 16:00 Y44H11 Prof. Marco Cecchini, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Fonctions Moléculaires, Strasbourg, France "Gating and allosteric modulation in pentameric neurotransmitter receptors: A molecular dynamics perspective" PDF
21.09.2017 12:30 Y44H11 Dr. Hagen Hofmann, Dept. of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel "Mapping an IDP-network with single-molecule spectroscopy" PDF
14.09.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. James A. Letts, Dept. of Structural Biology, IST Austria "Single particle cryo-EM studies of the mammalian mitochondrial electron transport chain" PDF
31.08.2017 16:00 Y44J11 Prof. Peter Kolb, Pharmaeutical Chemistry, University of Marburg - CANCELLED - Navigating Chemical Space in Search for Selective Ligands
14.08.2017 14:00 Y44H11 Ph.D Chia-Ying Huang, Swiss Light Source at Paul Scherrer Institute, Macromolecular Crystallography Group, Villingen, CH "In meso in situ serial crystallography (IMISX) of soluble and membrane proteins" PDF
11.08.2017 16:00 Y03G85 Prof. Nieng Yan, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, China and Dept. of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, USA "The generation of electrical signals: Structural and mechanistic investigations of voltage-gated sodium channels" PDF
04.07.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dmitrii Makarov, Dept. of Chemistry & Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences University of Texas at Austin "Probing and changing chemical reactivity with mechanical forces" PDF
03.07.2017 13:00 Y44H11 Prof. Achillefs Kapanidis, Clarendon Laboratory, Dept. of Physics, University of Oxford, UK "Mechanisms of bacterial transcription: from single molecules to single cells" PDF
27.06.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dmitrii Makarov, Dept. of Chemistry & Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences University of Texas at Austin "Extracting intrinsic dynamic parameters of biomolecular folding from single-molecule measurements" PDF
22.06.2017 10:00 Y44J11 Dr. Joseph F. Rudzinski, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany "Consistent interpretation of coarse-grained peptide kinetics using Markov state models biased with external information" PDF
01.06.2017 15:00 Y44H11 Prof. Paola Picotti, Department of Biology, ETH Hönggerberg "Monitoring protein conformational changes on a proteome-wide scale" PDF
23.05.2017 13:00 Y44J11 Dr. Alessandro Barducci, Centre de Biochimie Structurale, CNRS, Montpellier, France "Hsp70 molecular chaperones as cellular non-equilibrium machines" PDF
03.04.2017 17:00 Y03G95 Dr. Gilles Gasser, Chimie ParisTech, PSL Research University, Laboratory for Inorganic Chemical Biology, France "Metal Complexes in Medicinal Chemistry" PDF
28.03.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Oded Livnah, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel "Structural Insights into Non-Canonical Activation Modes of p38alfa MAP Kinase" PDF
27.03.2017 16:00 Y44H11 Prof. Birthe Kragelund, Department of Biology, Copenhagen Biocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark "Disordered Proteins - Membranes, Motifs and Modifications" PDF
16.03.2017 10:00 Y44J11 Felix Ameseder, Institute for Complex Systems (ICS-1), Jülich, Germany "Dynamics of denatured and intrinsically disordered protein investigated with neutron spin-echo spectroscopy" PDF
07.03.2017 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Itzik Mizrahi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Microbiology Research Group, Israel “Evolutionary and ecological perspective of the rumen microbiome" PDF
01.03.2017 16:00 Y03G95 Prof. Anant Menon, Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA "Molecular Mechanism of Lipid Scrambling by Opsin" PDF
07.02.2017 09:00 KOL-G-201 12th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology 12th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology PDF
06.02.2017 08:15 KOL-G-201 12th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology 12th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology PDF
19.12.2016 17:00 Y23G04 Dr. Simone Mattei, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany "The structure and flexibility of the conical HIV-1 core by subtomogram averaging" PDF
16.12.2016 15:00 Y44H11 Lisa Traunmüller, Biozentrum, University of Basel “Identification of a cell type-specific alternative splicing program that controls synapse function” PDF
24.11.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Lucas Pelkmans PhD, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich "Regulation of phase separation in mammalian cells" PDF
25.10.2016 12:30 Y44J11 Dr. Davide Mercadante, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies Heidelberg, Germany "In silico sampling of intrinsically disordered proteins and functional advantages of structural absence" PDF
24.10.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Jens Sobek, Functional Genomics Center Zurich, UZH, ETH Zurich "Single-Molecule Studies by Using a Modified DNA Sequencer" PDF
13.10.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Christian Freund, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany "The molecular mechanism of peptide exchange by MHC class II proteins” PDF
21.09.2016 16:00 Y44H11 Dr. Giulia Palermo, Molecular Modeling of Biological Systems, University of California, San Diego "Dissecting gene regulation from macromolecular interactions to the cellular function" PDF
08.09.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Jens Michaelis, Institute of Biophysics, University of Ulm, Germany "How Physics brings light to Biology - From single molecule studies to super-resolution microscopy" PDF
05.09.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Stan Brouns, Department of Bionanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands "How bacteria do not forget their enemies” PDF
15.08.2016 10:30 Y11F06 Dr. Sean Hall, Department of Clinical Research & Surgery, Inselspital Bern “Probing the PD-1/PD-L1 axis in early stage resectable non-small cell lung cancer” PDF
12.07.2016 12:30 Y44J11 Prof. Dr. Dmitrii Makarov, Department of Chemistry & Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences University of Texas, USA “How long does a molecular transition last?” PDF
06.07.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Peter M.Tessier, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA “Toward improved methods for designing and evolving monoclonal antibodies” PDF
21.06.2016 16:00 Y44H11 Dr. Manfred Auer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA "Integrated Bioimaging Across the Scales: From Macromolecular Complexes & Organelles to Cells, Tissues & Microbial Communities" PDF
10.06.2016 14:00 Y44H11 Phil Selenko PhD., Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Berlin "Looking at proteins in live cells with atomic resolution: From Science Fiction to Science Reality" PDF
02.06.2016 17:00 Y16G05 Prof. Dr. Leonid Sazanov, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria “Structure and mechanism of respiratory complex I, a giant molecular proton pump" PDF
26.05.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Henning Stahlberg, Biozentrum, D-BSSE, University of Basel "Nano-Scale Structural Characterization of Parkinson's Disease by Electron Microscopy" PDF
20.05.2016 11:00 Y44H11 Dr. Andrea G. Cochran, Department of Early Discovery Biochemistry Genentech, Inc., San Francisco "Ligand Recognition and Drug Discovery for the Bromodomain Reader Family" PDF
13.05.2016 13:00 Y44H11 Prof. Tommaso Bellini, Dept. of Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milano, IT “Self-assembly of DNA and RNA oligomers: liquid crystal ordering and autocatalysis” PDF
12.04.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Alexander Schug, Steinbuch Centre for Computing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany “Biomolecular Simulations as a Toolkit: From Folding Dynamics to Structure Prediction and Beyond” PDF
11.04.2016 17:00 Y44H11 Ph.D. Kunihiko Ishii, Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, Riken, Japan "2D fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy: Visualization of microsecond conformational dynamics using a ..." PDF
25.02.2016 12:10 Y44H11 Dr. Paola Laurino, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel "A journey from an ancient finger print of Rossmann fold enzymes ... " PDF
24.02.2016 12:10 Y44H11 Dr. Camilo Perez, Institute of Molecular Biology & Biophysics, ETH Zurich "Mechanisms of ion-coupled transporters and lipid flippases" PDF
23.02.2016 12:10 Y44H11 Dr. Radoslav Enchev, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich "Structural and kinetic analysis of CSN activation and the cullin–RING ubiquitin ligase deneddylation cycle" PDF
22.02.2016 11:00 Y44H11 Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani, University of Washington, Seattle, USA "From natural to de novo repeat proteins: a toolkit for modular protein engineering" PDF
08.02.2016 13:30 Y44H11 Prof. Kirill Alexandrov, IMB, The University of Queensland, Australia "Synthetic Biology and the principle agent problem" PDF
26.11.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Ewa Paluch, MRC Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology, University College London CANCELLED Actin cortex mechanics and animal cell shape control CANCELLED PDF
22.10.2015 17:00 Y44H05 Prof. Simon Ebbinghaus, University of Bochum, Germany Beyond excluded volume – Macromolecular crowding effects in the cell PDF
06.10.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Carsten Grashoff, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany Second-generation biosensors to measure piconewton forces in cells - How cells sense tissue stiffness PDF
29.09.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Kingshuk Ghosh, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, University of Denver, CO Biophysical proteome, its evolution and relation to cellular phenotype PDF
31.08.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Andrew deMello, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich High-Throughput Chemistry and Biology Drop-by-Drop PDF
24.08.2015 08:45 Y04G30 Various Speakers 11th Symposium Trends in Structural Biology PDF
13.08.2015 17:00 Y44H05 Prof. Beat Fierz, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, ETH Lausanne Single-molecule epigenetics: Multivalent interactions govern dynamic assembly of heterochromatin PDF
25.06.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Dr. Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski, Medalia Group Biochemical and geometrical control of actin self-organization PDF
22.06.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences Disentangling tandem repeats with computational prediction PDF
09.06.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Dr. Frank Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany Advances in Biodetection with Optical and Mechanical Microresonators PDF
08.06.2015 16:30 Y44H11 Dr. Franziska Bleichert, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Structural visualization of the eukaryotic DNA replication initiator PDF
19.05.2015 12:00 Y44H11 Prof. Mónika Fuxreiter, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Debrecen (Hungary) Fuzziness imparts context dependence on protein interactions PDF
23.04.2015 17:00 Y44H05 Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) A crosstalk between lamin, metabolism and aging PDF
20.04.2015 17:00 Y44H11 Prof. Michael Freissmuth, Inst. of Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna (AT) Finding new friends and moving out: ER export and pharmacochaperoning of receptors and transporters PDF