Albert Berghuis

Academic title(s): 

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry; Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Albert Berghuis
Contact Information

Bellini Life Sciences Building
3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Room 470
Montreal, QC H3G 0B1

Email address: 
albert.berghuis [at]
Microbiology and Immunology
Structural biology

1993 - PhD, University of British Columbia

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: 
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