Albert Berghuis

Academic title(s): 

Professor

Antimicrobials, Antibiotic Resistance and Crystallography

Contact Information
Address: 

Bellini Life Sciences Building
3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Room 470
Montreal, QC H3G 0B1
Fax: (514) 398-2036

Website

Phone: 
514-398-8795
Fax number: 
Email address: 
albert.berghuis [at] mcgill.ca
Division: 
Faculty Members
Branch: 
Microbiology
Location: 
McGill Life Sciences Complex, Bellini Pavillion
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Appointments:

Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology

Current research: 

Structure-based Drug Design is a scientific approach towards drug discovery. The approach involves examining the detailed structure of a protein—often an enzyme—whose (mal-)functioning is responsible for a disease. This information can be used to design compounds that specifically interact with that protein, thereby correcting its functioning. Such compounds are, in principal, drugs against the disease. 

The Berghuis Lab uses X-ray crystallography to obtain detailed structural information of proteins and is subsequently using this information for Structure-based Drug Design efforts. We are targeting bacterial and fungal infections, and antibiotic resistance. 

Read more regarding the research in the Med e-News and interview in The Reporter.

Selected publications: