Prof. Dietmar Manstein lecture: “Pathophysiology of Motor Protein-linked Diseases: Insights provided by Molecular Structures”

Dear all,

The Lokey Center Distinguished Lecture Series will host Prof. Dietmar Manstein while visiting the Technion. We are delighted to invite you to his lecture that will take place at:

Wednesday, March 7 @ 13:00 (Refreshments @ 12:30)

Faculty of Biology auditorium

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Dietmar Manstein is Professor and Chair of the Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry and Structural Biochemistry at Hannover Medical School.

In 1983, he graduated in Biochemistry from Leibniz University Hannover. He obtained his PhD from Heidelberg University for work leading to the elucidation of the stereochemistry of FAD-dependent enzymatic reactions in 1986. During the following years, his work in the laboratory of Professor James A. Spudich (Stanford University School of Medicine) contributed to the elucidation of myosin function in non-muscle cells.

In 1990, he established an independent research team working on molecular motors at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. In 1996, he returned to Germany for a faculty position at the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

Since October 2002 he holds his present positions at Hannover Medical School. Current intramural functions include Speaker of the professorial group in the Senate of MHH, Director of the Research Core Facility for Laser-Microscopy.

He was task-force member and co-applicant in major research infrastructure initiatives. Two of these activities led to the establishment of the Centre of Biomolecular Drug Research (BMWZ) in Hannover (in operation since September 2014) and the Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) on the DESY campus in Hamburg (in operation since June 2017). In addition to being closely associated with the research and teaching programs at both centers, he serves currently as deputy director of CSSB.

He serves as Editor of FEBS Letters, FEBS OpenBio, and the Journal of Muscle Research & Cell Motility.

His current research addresses the molecular mechanisms underlying cell motility, protein allostery, and energetic coupling in molecular machines. The role of isoform-specific differences, disease-causing mutations, and drugs are studied by integrating information derived from examining contractile events at several levels of organization with nanosecond and sub-nanometer resolution.

Dietmar is an excellent and exciting speaker presenting always new findings at the frontiers of Biophysics and Structural Biology.

If you are interested to meet with Dietmar please email