Farewell Symposium for Andreas Engel
Andreas Engel worked and taught at the Biozentrum for over 25 years. He focused on unraveling the structure and understanding the function of various membrane proteins. To analyze these proteins, he employed the techniques of electron crystallography, atomic force microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy.
Andreas Engel had a great influence on the development of 2D crystallization of membrane proteins, on the initial work of the 3D structure determination of the bacterial OmpF porin as well as the elucidation of the structure of human aquaporin-1. Together with Peter Agre (Baltimore) and Yoshinori Fujiyoshi (Kyoto) Engel’s work led to the first understanding of the atomic structure of a water channel membrane protein. It was in connection to this, that Peter Agre received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2003, for his discovery of water channels.
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