Biography

Dr. Emmanuel Nji obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He holds an MSc degree in Protein Science and Biotechnology from the University of Oulu, Finland, which includes a Masters thesis carried out at Imperial College London, UK. He graduated with a PhD degree from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, at the Schools of Medicine and Biochemistry and Immunology. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Centre for Biomembrane research, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden. Dr. Njis research interests are to identify membrane proteins that are highly relevant in diseases in all Kingdoms of life. To clone, express, purify, biochemical/biophysically characterize them, and also to crystallize them with the goal of solving their atomic structure. The atomic structures will provide insights into how these molecular machines work, which could aid the rational design of new drugs and for the optimization of existing medicines.