Science Club with Chris Tate

We have a pleasure to invite you to for an evening with Chris Tate who is going to talk to us about: From transporters to receptors: a life in the greasy world of membrane proteins.

Date & place: February 20, 2020; IIMCB, Warsaw

18:00 - 19:30 - lecture & career advice
19:30 - informal Q&A session.

Christopher G. Tate is a group leader of the Laboratory of Structural Biology of Integral Membrane Proteins at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. Tate and his lab made a great contribution to current understanding of the mechanism of action G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Using X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM they have been able to solve structures of adenosine A2A receptor in the fully active state, rhodopsin, serotonin 5HTIB receptor coupled to heterotrimeric Go, and many others. Additionally, Chris Tate has developed a method of GPCR conformational thermostabilisation and engineered the minimal G-proteins (mini-G proteins) that has been successfully used as ligand in GPCR structural studies.

Everyone is welcome to join us and our meetings!


The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Foreign Promotion  Programme.