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Georgi
Belogurov
Senior Research Fellow, Biochemistry
Docent, Department of Life Technologies
PhD, Docent

Contact

+358 29 450 4775
+358 50 475 7149
Tykistökatu 6
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Transcription
nucleic acids enzymes
enzyme kinetics
protein chemistry
molecular modeling
nucleoside analogue inhibitors
phylogenomics.

Biography

M.S.- Moscow State University, School of Chemistry, Russia, 1997
Ph.D. - University of Turku, Dept. of Biochemistry, Finland, 2005
Postdoc - Ohio State Univesity, Dept. of Microbiology, USA, 2006-2009
Principal investigator - University of Turku, Dept. of Biochemistry, Finland, 2009-2020
Principal investigator - University of Turku, Dept. of Life Technologies, Finland, 2020-

Teaching

Molecular Biology, Bioproduction, Bioinformatics, Enzyme kinetics

Research

The properties of a cell are determined by the information encoded in its genome. Understanding how such information is differentially and dynamically retrieved in response to environmental changes and cellular needs is a major challenge facing molecular biology. The focal point of our research is a multisubunit RNA polymerase, the enzyme that carries out the first step in gene expression, synthesis of RNA. We study several classes of RNA polymerases with the aim of understanding the fundamental aspects of transcription regulation, catalytic mechanism, and developing medically relevant transcription inhibitors.

Publications

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