The Center for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS) contains two divisions
Biochemistry and Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry.
CMPS brings together scientists active within the fields of biochemistry, molecular biophysics, structural biology, physical and theoretical chemistry. Our research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes through exploring structure, dynamics and function of key proteins in a highly integrated approach.
Proteins are central elements of all cellular processes. They regulate the flow of information and energy, mediate the physical translocation of cellular components, catalyze a large number of biochemical reactions, etc. Protein assemblies create intricate structures that often make all these processes possible. It would not be an exaggeration to state that proteins enable life. On the other hand, the ability to intervene with the molecular interactions in cells, to modulate the dynamic processes or to use various enzymatic reaction in industrial applications, form the basis for all biomedical and biotechnological advances in the society.