The interests of the Loris group encompass the broad area of structure-function relationships in proteins. Our scientific questions relate to how proteins function in a cell, with a special interest on functional intrinsic disorder and dynamics. Via an integrative approach to structural biology, we unravel the molecular mechanisms that underlie the functions of IDPs in bacteria and plants. We understand at the molecular level novel and poorly understood principles that govern macromolecular recognition such as folding upon binding and fuzzy recognition.

Remy Loris

Group Leader
VIB Expert Scientist since 2009
Research Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium since 2003
VIB Project Leader since 2000
Postdoc: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Postdoc: CERMAV, Grenoble, France, 1998-1999
Postdoc: Univ. of Leicester, Leicester, UK, 1997-1998

Research areas

Structural biology Microbiology

Research Focus

The focus of our research is on proteins and their mechanisms of action, but at the same time aims to resolve two fundamental biological questions. The first one is: how do toxin-antitoxin modules contribute to the bacterial stress response and persistence? The second one is: how does SOG1 co-ordinates the DNA damage response in plants and links it to cell cycle progress? What are the macromolecular partners of SOG1 and how do SOG1 and ts partners co-operate to control a large variety of target genes?

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