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Jakob Nilsson

Jakob Nilsson, PhD, is a professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen. His group focuses on how short linear motifs control post-translational modifications, their role in interactions between viruses and host factors, and how such interactions can be exploited for novel therapeutic opportunities.

Articles by Jakob Nilsson
Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs’ Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Conchita Fraguas Bringas and Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022 | 4 min read
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
Conceptual image of coronavirus, SARS?Cov?2 infects a human cell
Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Conchita Fraguas Bringas and Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022 | 10+ min read
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions.