The BioZone Protein Structure and Function Lab pursues structure-function studies of microbial proteins useful for industrial processes and enzymes conferring antimicrobial resistance. In this research we combine protein molecular structure visualization by X-ray crystallography with biochemical and in vivo studies to uncover molecular bases of function. This information is used for basic biology research, drug discovery and enzyme engineering.

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We are currently key participants in structural genomics efforts as members of the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID, http://www.csgid.org) and the NSERC Industrial Biocatalysis Network (NSERC IBN, http://www.ibnnet.ca).