Brno Ph.D. Talent

Alice Laníková

Investigation of dynamics essential for intrinsically disordered proteins: a case study of microtubule associated protein 2c

Lector: Mgr. Pavel Kadeřávek, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Biomolecular Chemistry and Bioinformatics


About the project

Understanding protein function requires not only structural knowledge but also protein motion, which is essential for intrinsically disordered proteins. It is also the case with microtubule associated protein 2c (MAP2c), which regulates the microtubule dynamics in neurons. The project aims to describe the dynamics of MAP2c using advanced nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. The obtained information about the motions of MAP2c will contribute to a better understanding of its biological role.


Why science?

Because I like discovering and (sometimes even) understanding the world around us. It makes me appreciate things that would otherwise seem ordinary or even taken for granted.


What do I like most about Brno

What I like about Brno is its diversity. The view from the hills in and around Brno, large selection of cultural events and architecture. And the night buses.