The structure of enzymes determines how they control vital processes such as digestion or immune response. This is because the protein compounds are not rigid, but can change their shape through movable "hinges". The shape of enzymes can depend on whether their structure is measured in the ... more
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bajorath
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Jürgen Bajorath studied biochemistry and obtained diploma and Ph.D. degrees from the Free University Berlin (West). He is Professor and Chair of Life Science Informatics at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on chemoinformatics and the development of computational methods for medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.