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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Laboratory for Bio-Organic Chemistry and Bio-Crystallography


In this laboratory, GM Escherichia coli is used to produce proteins from Erwinia amylovora to be studied with protein X-ray crystallography. The crude extract from the bacterial cultures is loaded onto chromatography columns for the purification of the proteins under investigation. The pure proteins are then crystallised to solve their structure at the atomic level.


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Research Focus

Purification and crystallisation of proteins

Main Instrumentation

  • Akta purifier for protein chromatography
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Incubator for crystal growth
  • Viaflo multichannel electronic pipette
  • Microbiology laminar flow hood



BZ E.021


Stefano Benini