Y. Goto

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    (Osaka, Japan)

  • Dr. Goto graduated from the Department of Biology, Osaka University (1977), and obtained a Doctoral Degree (1982) from the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University. He stayed at the Medical School of Tokushima University (1982-1984), Graduate School of Science, Osaka University (1984-1998) before joining the Institute for Protein Research as a professor in 1998. He experienced postdoctoral period in 1986-1988 with Prof. Anthony Fink, UC Santa Cruz. During his postdoctoral period, he performed pioneering work on understanding the salt-dependent conformational change of denatured proteins and molten globule states. After returning back to Osaka, he made significant contributions in clarifying the mechanism of protein folding focusing on the conformational stability of the molten globule states and the &agr;→ℶ transition during folding of ℶ-lactoglobulin. At the Institute for Protein Research, his group developed several key techniques for studying amyloid fibrils. His current research interests include (1) mechanism of protein folding, (2) amyloid fibril formation, and (3) conformational stability of proteins. He is the Executive Council Member of Protein Society (2007-present) and Executive Editor of BBA-Proteins and Proteomics (2008-present).

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