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Research GBB Research Principal Investigators Dr. Kasia Tych


Katarzyna (Kasia) Tych studied electronic engineering at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, completing her PhD in the same department in 2011. During her PhD, she developed methods to enable the use of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for measurements of high frequency vibrational modes in proteins. During her postdoctoral position, working with Prof. Lorna Dougan and Dr. David Brockwell, she developed her passion for single molecule protein biophysics through her studies of proteins from extremophilic organisms using atomic force microscopy (AFM). She went on to receive a prestigious cross-disciplinary fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program to study the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) chaperone system using optical tweezers in the laboratory of Prof. Matthias Rief at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In 2020 she obtained a tenure-track assistant professorship in single molecule biochemistry at the University of Groningen.

Her research involves single molecule characterisation of proteins using fluorescence and force spectroscopy by optical tweezers. In combination with structural work and biochemical studies, she intends to use single molecule techniques to gain an in-depth understanding of structure-function-dynamics relationships in proteins.

Last modified:10 December 2020 4.42 p.m.