E 9 - Lars-Oliver Essen

Molecular mechanisms of sensing and glycan remodelling by fungal cell wall components


   
    

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Prof. Dr. Lars-Oliver Essen

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Chemistry

Hans-Meerwein-Str. 4, 35043 Marburg

+49 - 6421 - 2822032

essen@chemie.uni-marburg.de

http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb15/ag-essen

 

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In this project our group focuses on the structural biology of fungal cell walls and their components. After having studied the structural repertoire and specificity of fungal adhesins we will now combine biochemical, structural and functional approaches for studying cell wall-anchored proteins, which are crucial for cell wall integrity and remodelling. By advancing our understanding of the complex ultrastructure of fungal cell walls we will provide structural cues for the development and optimization of fungicides.