professor Ben Luisi

University of Cambridge
Department of Biochemistry


United Kingdom, Cambridge

Activity at Home University:

Professor of structural biology, studies regulation of RNA metabolism and membrane transporters in bacteria. Elected as EMBO member and Faculty of 1000, multiple laureate of Wellcome Trust grants and holder of ERC Advanced Grant. He established a modern platform for CryoEM and CryoET at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.He was a PhD student of Max Perutz – Nobel laureate in chemistry in 1962 – in whose laboratory he worked on the structure of hemoglobin in LMB MRC in Cambridge together with Kiyoshi Nagai. He also studied protein-DNA interactions under the direction of Paul Sigler at the Yale University.

Activity at CNBCh UW: Professor, as a consultant of projects „Proteolysis-targeting strategies in bacterial systems for the development of antibiotics” and „Core facility for crystallographic and biophysical research to support the development of medicinal products”, joins the Structural Biology Group headed by Dr. Maria Górna and the Laboratory for Structural and Biochemical Research (LBSBio), headed by Professor Krzysztof Woźniak.

CNBCh UW Research Group: Structural Biology Group, Laboratory for Structural and Biochemical Research (LBSBio)

Date of stay: 4-9 March 2019