Welcome to SIAS!
In December 2009, the universities of Luebeck (Prof. Rolf Hilgenfeld) and Hamburg (Prof. Christian Betzel) founded the junior research group "Structural Infection Biology Applying new Radiation Sources" (SIAS) financed by the German BMBF-foundation. The group was integrated into the joint laboratory for structural bioloogy of infection and inflammation of both universities which is located in building 22a on the DESY-Campus.
The aim of the junior research group is the combination of the classical strucutral biology with novel techniques and methods which are currently developed on the DESY-Campus, creating globally unique radiation sources. The main focus will be on the analysis of dynamic protein complexes with a maximum of spatial and temporal resolution, providing new approaches for the design of effective drugs for treatment of several infection diseases.