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Professor Imre Berger

Professor Imre Berger

Professor Imre Berger
MSc (Hannover, Germany), PhD (Cambridge, USA and Hannover, Germany), HDR (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Professor of Biochemistry

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Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Summary

Biography

Imre Berger was trained as a biochemist and molecular biologist at Leibniz University and Medical School (MHH) in Hannover (Germany), at MIT (Cambridge, USA), and at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). His team develops enabling methods for researching large multiprotein complexes and investigates their structure and mechanisms in human health and disease.

In 2007, Berger became Group Leader and Principal Investigator for eukaryotic complexes at the EMBL Grenoble and at the EMBL Genome Biology Unit in Heidelberg, with a  joint appointment at the International Research Unit of Virus Host-Cell Interactions (UVHCI) in Grenoble. In 2014, he was appointed Full Professor at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK.

Imre Berger has developed the MultiBac, ACEMBL and ComplexLink systems for multiprotein research, which are in use in some of the best laboratories world-wide. He holds international patents for protein technologies, co-founded two companies, and received numerous distinctions, including the Swiss Technology Award, the W.A. DeVigier Foundation Award and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award for his innovative research.

Prof. Berger has participated in leading roles in numerous European Commission (EC) projects, including INSTRUCT, the pan-European infrastructure for structural biology. Berger has been Coordinator of the EC FP7 HEALTH ComplexINC project for enhancing production tools for next-generation complex biologics in academic and industrial R&D  (2011-2016).

Keywords

  • Multiprotein complexes
  • Eukaryotic gene regulation
  • Transcription
  • Molecular biology
  • Structural biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Synthetic biology
  • Enabling tools (MultiBac ACEMBL ComplexLink)

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