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Collagen-Integrins Bind to Non-Collagenous Fibril Components Rather Than to Collagens
Start Date: 4/10/2017Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 4/10/2017End Time: 12:30 PM

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BIOMED Special Seminar

Collagen-Integrins Bind to Non-Collagenous Fibril Components Rather Than to Collagens

Peter Bruckner, PhD
Emeritus Professor and Former Department Chair
Institute for Physiological Chemistry & Pathobiochemistry
Westfalian Wilhelms-University
Münster, Germany


Peter Bruckner, PhD, is Emeritus Professor and former Department Chair of the Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at Westfalian Wilhelms-University in Münster, Germany (1993-2013). He is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Cologne, Germany. After receiving his PhD in chemistry in 1975 from the University of Basel, Switzerland, Dr. Bruckner did postdoctoral fellowships (1976-1977) with Dr. Rupert Timpl at the Max Planck-Institute for Biochemistry and with Dr. Darwin J. Prockop (1970-1980) at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the Department of Biochemistry. He then joined the Department of Biophysical Chemistry / Biocentre of the University of Basel as a research scientist (1980-1983). From 1983-1992, Dr. Bruckner was an assistant professor at the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich and became a full professor of biochemistry in 1992 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

Dr. Bruckner is a founding member of the International Society for Matrix Biology since 1994. He is also a member of the ASMB, as well as of the German, French, British and Swiss Socities for Matrix Biology. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Bruckner was the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Collagens in 2005 and has organized a number of conferences, including the FECTS-meeting 1992 in Davos/Switzerland. Dr. Bruckner regularly is a grant reviewer for public and private German, Swiss, Austrian, and British granting agencies. His research interests include suprastructures of extracellular matrices and focal adhesions, as well as regulation of cartilage differentiation in endochondral ossification and bone repair.   
Contact Information:
Name: Ken Barbee
Phone: 215-895-1335
Email: barbee@drexel.edu
Peter Bruckner
Bossone Research Center, Room 709, located at 32nd and Market Streets.
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