Date:14 August, 2013

Alpha-1 Research Update

Now almost a year into a two-year project, Dr Bibek Gooptu, from the Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) at Birkbeck and UCL, and his team are researching new treatments for the condition Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and helping to advance our understanding of the mechanisms behind the condition.

Dr Gooptu and the project team (Gooptu group and collaborators at Birkbeck, UCL and Cambridge) have been studying compounds which will bind to the Antitrypsin protein in such a way that it is prevented from forming polymers.

More at Birkbeck Research.