Piet Gros

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Solid-state physics
  Biophysics, clinical physics
Chair Biomacromoleculaire Kristallografie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2010
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Universiteit Utrecht
Faculteit Bétawetenschappen Kruytgebouw
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
tel.  030 253 3127
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Piet Gros studies the molecular mechanisms of recognition and regulation that underlie biological processes. His major expertise is in structural biology of human plasma-proteins, cell-surface receptors and membrane proteins. 

Regulation in cells and organisms is achieved by the interplay of proteins acting in concert to achieve a control over time and space. In many cases, the proteins involved are multi-domain proteins that function in large complexes. This enables a collective set of proteins to form a protein machinery that carries out elementary regulatory functions such as initiation, amplification, localization and inhibition. 

His research  goal is to reveal the mechanisms of tertiary and quaternary-structure induced activation in multi-domain proteins and multi-protein complexes that underlie the recognition and regulation processes.