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EMBO Young Investigator

Benjamin Ryskeldi-Falcon

MRC LMB, Cambridge | United Kingdom

YIP 2023–2026

Molecular mechanisms of neurodegerative diseases

My group aims to define the molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation that lead to neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, we combine structural and cell biology approaches, utilising electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) techniques with patient samples and advanced cellular models. An understanding of these mechanisms may provide successful strategies for the timely diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Keywords: Neurodegenerative disease / protein aggregation / cryo-electron microscopy / cryo-electron tomography

Subject area(s): Neuroscience | Proteins & Biochemistry | Structural Biology & Biophysics