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cryo-EM, membrane protein, rotary ATPase

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  • 2017.04.01 - , Institute for Protein Research, Associate Professor

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Leibniz University Hannover Graduate School, Division of Chemistry  Completed Master of Science 2000.07
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Completed Ph.D. (Science) 2006.03

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Kyoto University, Faculty of Science, JSPS fellow 2006.04 - 2008.03
Kyoto University, Faculty of Science, JBIC researcher 2008.04 - 2009.05
Kyoto University, Career Path Unit, Assistant Professor 2009.06 - 2013.03
University of Hyogo, Graduate School of Life Science, (JST/CREST), Associate Professor 2013.04 - 2017.03
Osaka University, Institute for Protein Research, (JST/CREST), Associate Professor 2017.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Biophysics-related

  • structural analysis of membrane proteins by molecular electron microscopy


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Purified F-ATP synthase forms a Ca 2+-dependent high-conductance channel matching the mitochondrial permeability transition pore., Urbani A, Giorgio V, Carrer A, Franchin C, Arrigoni G, Jiko C, Abe K, Maeda S, Shinzawa-Itoh K, Bogers JF, McMillan DG, Gerle, C, Szabo I, Bernardi P, Nature communications,10(1) 1-11, 2019.09, Papers

  • Essay on Biomembrane Structure, Christoph Gerle, The Journal of membrane biology,252(2-3) 115-130, 2019.06, Papers

  • Protein assemblies ejected directly from native membranes yield complexes for mass spectrometry., Chorev, D.S., Baker, L.A., Wu, D., Beilsten-Edmands, V., Rouse, S.L., Zeev-Ben-Mordehai, T., Jiko, C., Samsudin, F., Gerle, C., Khalid, S., Stewart, A.G., Matthews, S.J., Grünewald, K., and Robinson, C., Science,362, 2018.11, Papers

  • The cristae modulator Optic atrophy 1 requires mitochondrial ATP synthase oligomers to safeguard mitochondrial function., Quintana-Cabrera, R., Quirin, C., Glytsou, C., Corrado, M., Urbani, A., Pellattiero, A., Calvo, E., Vázquez, J., Enríquez, J.A., Gerle, C., Soriano, M.E., Bernardi, P. & Scorrano, L., Nature communications,9, 2018.08, Papers

  • RAZA: A Rapid 3D z-crossings algorithm to segment electron tomograms and extract organelles and macromolecules., Ali, R. A., Mehdi, A. M., Rothnagel, R., Hamilton, N. A., Gerle, C., Landsberg, M. J., & Hankamer, B. , Journal of structural biology,200, 2017.11, Papers

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Conference management 【 display / non-display

  • National Conference, BSJ, session organizer, 2017.09