Welcome to the The Structural Biology Capability
Proteins are the molecular machines of our body, malfunctioning of which is the root cause of many diseases. The three-dimensional (3-D) structures of proteins are essential for their function and activity. Knowledge of the 3-D structure of a protein provides an understanding, at the atomic level, of how a protein functions, or as in the diseased state, how a protein malfunctions. Structural Biology is a research discipline that endeavours to relate molecular structure of biological macromolecules to their biological function.
The Unit comprises 10 independent groups: