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HDBMB Young Scientists’ Forum/FEBS Junior Sections presents Igor Stagljar
April 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
These are the details of the April talk:
Speaker: Prof. Igor Stagljar, from the University of Toronto, Canada
Topic: “My story about life, science and success”
Time: 14 April 2022, 19:00 (CET)
For more information, see the presentation abstract and visit the Laustsen’s Stagljar Lab webpage.
Professor Stagljar is one of the world leaders in the field of proteomics/chemical genomics, developing high-throughput technologies to facilitate the study of the protein-protein interactions of various human membrane proteins involved in cancer. The research in his lab has led to the development of the Membrane Yeast Two-Hybrid and the Mammalian Membrane Two-Hybrid (MaMTH) technologies, both of which have revolutionized membrane proteomic research. As of recent, Stagljar lab adapted MaMTH into a drug screening platform and has been directing its research efforts into SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics.
In 2015, the University of Toronto honored Prof. Stagljar with "Inventor of the Year” award for his contribution to Canada’s innovation agenda and the advancement of knowledge. As principal investigator, Prof. Stagljar secured over $38 million in research funds since he moved to Canada (in 2005) and has co-founded Dualsystems Biotech Inc, a world-leading company in the field of interactive proteomics, and a new Toronto-based biotech start-up company named Perturba Therapeutics.