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Tommi Kajander

  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 5, Biocenter 2

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

20052018
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Curriculum vitae

Principal Investigator, Senior Scientist (Insititute of Biotechnolgoy) 2011-

Academy Research  Fellow (Insititute of Biotechnolgoy) 2011-2016

Head of Crystallization Core facility (Instruct-HiLIFE) 2013-

Qualifications:

Ph.D. (2003 University of Helsinki, Biochemistry), Title of Docent in Protein chemistry (Uinv. Helsinki)  (2009).

 

Addtional training:

University pedagogics I + III + IV (2009-2016) (20 ECTS).

Leadership Programme for Academic Staff (2013) (5 ECTS).

 

Previous appointments:

Post doctoral fellow  at Yale University 2003-2006

Resaercher, Dept. of Virology, Univ. Helsinki, 2001-2003.

 

Description of research and teaching

Research interests: Structural biology, crystallization, protein-protein interactions, protein engineering and molecular mechanisms, synaptic adhesion, integral membrane proteins.

Teaching: Introduciton to structural biology and biophysics (5 ECTS)

 

Fields of Science

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • biochemistry
  • structural biology
  • biophysics
  • protein engineering
  • protein chemistry

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2018

Structure-based virtual screening of LsrK kinase inhibitors to target quorum sensing

Medarametla, P., Gatta, V., Kajander, T. A., Laitinen, T., Tammela, P. S. M. & Poso, A., 20 Nov 2018, In : ChemMedChem : chemistry enabling drug discovery.. 13, 22, p. 2400-2407 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The structure of SALM5 suggests a dimeric assembly for the presynaptic RPTP ligand recognition.

Karki, S., Paudel, P., Sele, C. P. E., Shkumatov, A. V. & Kajander, T. A., May 2018, In : Protein Engineering, Design and Selection. 31, 5, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Structural insights into phosphoprotein chaperoning of nucleoprotein in measles virus

Guryanov, S., Liljeroos, L. J. P., Kasaragod, P., Kajander, T. A. & Butcher, S. J., 2017, p. 44. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

Structural insights into phosphoprotein chaperoning of nucleoprotein in measles virus

Guryanov, S., Liljeroos, L. J. P., Kasaragod, P., Kajander, T. A. & Butcher, S. J., 2017, p. 46. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearch

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Crystal Structure of an Engineered LRRTM2 Synaptic Adhesion Molecule and a Model for Neurexin Binding

Paatero, A., Rosti, K., Shkumatov, A. V., Sele, C., Brunello, C., Kysenius, K., Singha, P., Jokinen, V., Huttunen, H. & Kajander, T., 16 Feb 2016, In : Biochemistry. 55, 6, p. 914-926 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2007 2018

Jane ja Aatos Erkon säätiö / Tommi Kajander

Kajander, T.

01/06/201531/12/2018

Project: Research project

Hermoston leusiinirikkaiden toistoproteiinien rakennebiologia

Kajander, T.

01/09/201131/08/2016

Project: Research project

Activities 2007 2014

  • 3 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 2 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 1 Membership or other role in public Finnish or international organization
  • 1 Membership or other role in research network

EU COST-action: Movement and Mechanism in Molecular Machines (External organisation)

Tommi Kajander (Member)
20142018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

FSRUO (External organisation)

Tommi Kajander (Board member)
1 Nov 2013 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Institute of Biotechnology (External organisation)

Tommi Kajander (Board member)
30 Jun 2010 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Protein Society, European Crystallographic Association (External organisation)

Tommi Kajander (Member)
1 Jan 200731 Dec 2007

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

Acta crystallographica. Section F: Structural biology and crystallization communications (Journal)

Tommi Kajander (Reviewer)
1 Jan 200731 Dec 2007

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts