Dr Thimo Kurz

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Dr Thimo Kurz

Senior Lecturer
Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology – University of Glasgow

Dr Thimo Kurz in interested in understanding how cells dispose of unwanted or harmful proteins using a “garbage disposal” system called the Ubiquitin-Proteasome pathway. Many neurodegenerative diseases, such as MND or Alzheimer’s disease have defects in this system and a better understanding of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome system should lead to the development of treatments or cures for these conditions.

Thimo studied molecular biology and genetics at the University of Tübingen, Germany and the University of Oregon, USA. Prior to setting up his first independent research group in the MRC Unit at the University of Dundee, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Currently, Thimo is based at the University of Glasgow, where he studies the mechanisms of ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation and how they relate to disease.