The Molecular Recognition group (MoRe) uses a combination of structural biology and biophysical techniques to discover how biological systems work at the molecular level. X-ray crystallography and high-resolution NMR spectroscopy reveal the structures of proteins, DNA and other molecules in atomic detail. Various kinds of optical spectroscopies and calorimetric techniques, supported by dynamic light scattering and surface plasmon resonance, allow us to study binding interactions and protein stability. Together, all these sources of information lead to a complete picture of how macromolecules cooperate to form intricate biological machines and networks.
The MoRe group is part of the Structural Biology Brussels group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which is also part of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions of the VIB. MoRe is also closely tied to the Jean Jeener NMR Centre, which was founded in 2009 as a state-of-the-art biomolecular NMR Centre in Flanders. Many of our research projects are conducted through international collaborations.