Start main page content

URC Protein Structure-Function Research Unit (PSFRU)

The Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB).

Our main research objective is to correlate structure, energetics and dynamics in order to obtain a coherent picture of the biological functions of proteins. To this end, our research interests are consolidated into three main areas:

  • Stability and folding mechanisms of multidomain and oligomeric proteins.
  • Mechanisms of molecular recognition, interactions and biological functions.
  • Protein dynamics and function.


For further information please contact:

Director: Professor Yasien Sayed | +27 11 717 6350 | 

AFRICA’S FIRST PROTEIN CRYSTAL STRUCTURE: 1YDK (Kuhnert et al. (2005) J.Mol. Biol. 349, 825-838; doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2005.04.025)