Marc Baldus

Marc Baldus

Utrecht University’s Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research

Presentation title: “A magnetic resonance view of cellular life and disease”

Marc Baldus obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at ETH Zurich in 1996. He worked as assistant professor at Leiden University and became in 2000 a tenured Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen/Germany. Since 2008 he has been working as full professor of Structural Biology at Utrecht University where he heads the NMR section and is the scientific director of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research. In recognition of his research he was awarded several national and international prizes including the Günther Laukien Prize (2014), the Founders Medal of the International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS, 2006), and the Prize of the Association of the European Biophysical Societies (EBSA, 2007).

The Baldus group develops and applies magnetic resonance (NMR)-based approaches to unravel structure-function relationships in complex molecular systems with the goal to understand how molecular structures and assemblies are dynamically changing during cellular function and disease. Target areas are membrane and disordered proteins that control cellular processes and establish cell-cell communication. Research studies of the Baldus group range from functional in-vitro systems to intact bacterial and human cells and involve the combination of solid-state NMR with other spectroscopic, biophysical and cell biology methods.