Center for Protein Assemblies

The TUM Center for Functional Protein Assemblies (CPA) will concentrate its wide-ranging expertise in protein research. It will conduct cross-departmental research into the functionalities and mechanisms of action of proteins – a key to understanding cells, tissues, and organs. On this basis, the interdisciplinary Center will develop biomedical applications, for example to treat diseases caused by malfunctions in the interplay between biomolecules.

The new Center will study the dynamic protein interactions and the resulting functions. In particular, it will focus on protein interactions in conjunction with protein-folding processes, the formation of structures in the cytoskeletal system, and active-substance pathways. The aim of the interdisciplinary approach is to shed light on the complexity of biological systems, identify their molecular and supramolecular mechanisms of action, and develop (bio)medical applications on this basis.