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Welcome to Sujata Mahapatra, new postdoc in Magnus Kjærgaard’s group

Sujata Mahapatra is employed as postdoctoral fellow for 2 years in Magnus Kjærgaard’s group funded by the Villum Foundation, starting on March 2nd, 2020. Sujata will be working on engineering intrinsically disordered proteins for biotechnology. Many intrinsically disordered proteins self-assemble into micrometer-sized droplets by liquid-liquid phase separation. Through-out biology, such droplets serve as membrane-less organelles that compartmentalize biochemical reactions to control the local reaction environments and boost the efficiency of biochemical reactions. This project aims to engineer self-assembling IDPs to act as hosts for enzyme biotechnology.