National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana
Can you explain your research within Virofight in 2 sentences?
I design and characterise triangular coiled coil protein origami structures that serve as scaffolds for attaching proteins that recognise and inhibit viral particles.
What do your friends and family think of what you are doing in the lab?
Move around small amounts of very difficult to obtain clear liquids.
What are you really doing? What’s your favourite/least task or method to do in the lab?
Favourite methods are protein characterisation steps and the process of protein design, least favourite step is cloning.
Which virus is the most interesting one and why?
Spanish flu virus (influenza H1N1) because of its lack of common cleavage site in hemagglutinin protein.
PC or Mac? PC
Coffee or Tea? Tea