InterPrET has formalized international collaborations with leading experts in the analysis of membrane proteins to add extensive multidisciplinary experience, access to state-of-the-art equipment and international training opportunities. In addition to multiple investigator driven collaborations, the center has agreed to formal international research training programs with:
- Prof. Dario Alessi. MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit and Signal Transduction Therapy Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK. One of the most cited biochemists worldwide. Expert in cell signaling, transient protein-protein interactions and protein kinases.
- Prof. Kjetil Taskén. The Biotechnology Center, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway. Internationally recognized expert in second messenger dependent protein-protein interactions.
- Prof. Dennis Brown. Membrane Biology Division of Nephrology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Expert in novel microscopy techniques to study protein-protein interactions.
- Dr. Mark A. Knepper. ESBL, NHLBI, NIH, USA. Honary doctor at AU and long-term collaborator. Expert in physiological analysis of membrane proteins and various proteomic techniques.
- Prof. Michael Caplan. Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA. World renowned for studies on identifying signals and protein interactions that drive the sorting of ion-transport proteins.
The aim of these exchange programs is to encourage PhD students and postdocs to gain international research experience and obtain multidisciplinary training. Researchers from international institutions are invited to spend time in one of the center’s research groups.
Examples of current international collaborators of center participants