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Join the CPA MERCK Days on 17th & 18th April 2024
Booth from 9:30-15:00 at the lobby of CPA! Seminar on 18th April 10:00h on molecular biology and advanced cell culture!

​TUM CPA welcomes D. E. Shaw Research Recruiting Talk in its premises!

Date:         Monday, April 29, 2024
Time:        4:30 PM to 6:30 PM CET
Location:  Conference room (EG.006)

D. E. Shaw Research is a New York-based drug discovery and computational biochemistry research company developing and using advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases.  Join the CPA event to learn more about current research, drug discovery, machine learning, and engineering projects, as well as their current openings.
Speakers: Lucky Pattanaik and Aashima Jhingon

TUM CPA - Innovations for Health and Sustainability

Proteins are the building blocks of life. It is the interaction of many different proteins with each other, which lead to the many functions that constitute life. The goal of the Center for Functional Protein Assemblies is to unravel the governing principles which lead to the assembly of proteins to functional units, each of it specialized for specific functions, such as protein folding, cellular migration, cell division or transport processes. Understanding these interactions and making progress in biomedical sciences requires diverse expertise. 
We at the Center for Functional Protein Assemblies (CPA), combine the competences of the TU Munich - from organic chemistry and biochemistry to biophysics and engineering - and bundle their know-how, far beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries.
130 scientists from 12 research groups from different fields are investigating the function and interaction of proteins on an area of around 4,000 square meter. The goal is to understand the how functional properties of proteins emerge by their interaction on the structural and cellular level and in the context of organs.
With state-of-the-art technologies, the interdisciplinary research center offers new opportunities to gain unprecedented knowledge of protein interactions. 
This objective requires basic research over a wide variety of interdisciplinary research fields. The CPA is combining efforts from 12 research groups from biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering and medicine to gain a deeper understanding of protein interactions.

Curiosity and a spirit of discovery in search of potentials for diagnosis, treatment and cure, are the drivers for scientific progress.

Research groups

Research groups




Center for Functional Protein Assemblies (CPA)
Ernst-Otto-Fischer Str. 8 | 85748 Garching


Fone: 089 – 289 – 12821

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