Piet Gros

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials P
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Biochemistry
  Biophysics, clinical physics
  Solid-state physics
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
p.gros@uu.nl
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Research/publications

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.