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Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory (SBL) has a unique combination of expertise where the independent groups have formed a tight network, sharing the research facilities and infrastructure. The emphasis is on multidisciplinary research aiming to solve complex biological problems related to protein structure and function, molecular interactions, and gene/protein evolution. In addition, there is very strong emphasis on education and research training in the areas of molecular structure determination combining experimental approaches (x-ray crystallography) with computation methods (molecular modeling, computational chemistry and bioinformatics).
Our research nearly always involves close collaboration with experimental research groups. The laboratory has extensive ongoing studies on protein-ligand interactions and development of computational methods and programs for structural bioinformatics. During 2000-2005 the unit has published over 40 papers and several patents are pending.
Biocenter FinlandSBL is a technology platform service providing member of Biocenter Finland Infrastructure Networks. The services are usually offered as collaboration or consultation.
Centre of Excellence in Cell StressSBL is a part of the Centre of Excellence in Cell Stress (article in Swedish) funded by the Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi (Åbo Akademi University Foundation).
SBL is funded by the following agencies:
- Academy of Finland
- Tekes - Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
- Biocenter Finland
- Sigrid Juselius Foundation
- Stiftelsen för Åbo Akademi (Åbo Akademi University Foundation)
- Tor, Joe and Pentti Borg Foundation
Project Secretary Fredrik Karlsson
Tel +358-2-215 4019
Address Department of Biosciences, Biochemistry, Artillerigatan 6A, Biocity 3rd floor, FIN-20520 Åbo, Finland
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