Staff Scientist, Laura Bassi Center for Optimized Structural StudiesBiography
Dr. Kostan received his PhD in Molecular biology from the University of Vienna working on protein-protein interactions of cytoskeletal associated proteins in the group of Gerhard Wiche (MFPL, Vienna). Eight years ago he joined the group of Kristina Djinovic-Carugo (MFPL, Vienna) with the main focus on protein crystallography, biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins and protein complexes, protein purification and structural biology of F-actin based cytoskeleton. During the last three years he worked as a staff scientist in the Laura Bassi Center for Optimized Structural Studies (COSS), a collaborative research project coordinated by Kristina Djinovic-Carugo. The main interest of COSS is the research of innovative methods for production of sufficient quantities of high-quality and functionally active proteins for structural and functional analysis, nowadays focusing mainly on the production, and structure determination of protein complexes involving proteins of the Z-disk interactome.