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Jean Gruenberg

Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva

  • Professor of Biochemistry


Jean Gruenberg was a professor of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva. The main interest of his research group was to study the morphogenesis of sub-cellular organelles and the mechanisms that control intracellular membrane dynamics. He was also a member of LipidX (Systems Biology of Biomembranes) supported by the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology. After forty years amidst scientific discoveries,, Prof. Jean Gruenberg closed his laboratory in 2018 and left the NCCR Chemical Biology and the department of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva.

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Magdalena Banach-Orłowska, Kamil Jastrzębski, Jarosław Cendrowski, Małgorzata Maksymowicz, Karolina Wojciechowska, Michał Korostyński, Dimitri Moreau, Jean Gruenberg, Marta Miaczynska, “The topology of the lymphotoxin β receptor that accumulates upon endolysosomal dysfunction dictates the NF-κB signaling outcome”, Journal of Cell Science 2018 131: jcs218883 doi: 10.1242/jcs.218883. Open access [More Information]

Scott C.C., Vossio S., Vacca F., Snijder B., Larios J., Schaad O., Guex N., Kuznetsov D., Martin O., Chambon M., Turcatti G., Pelkmans L., and Gruenberg J. “Wnt directs the endosomal flux of LDL-derived cholesterol and lipid droplet homeostasis”. EMBO reports. DOI 10.15252/embr.201540081, (2015). [More Information]

Overduin M., Rajesh S., Gruenberg J., and Lenoir M. “Secondary structure and H, C, N resonance assignments of the endosomal sorting protein sorting nexin 3”.  Biomolecular NMR assignments, 9, 355–358, 2015. Open access [More Information]

Kufareva I., Lenoir M., Dancea F., Sridhar P., Raush E., Bissig C., Gruenberg J., Abagyan R., and Overduin M. “Discovery of novel membrane binding structures and functions”. Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 92:555-63 (2014). [More Information]