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Gergely Katona


Gergely Katona
+46 31 786 3959

Room number: 1213
Postal Address: Box 462, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 9C , 41390 Göteborg

Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology (More Information)
Box 462
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2599
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 9 C , 413 90 Göteborg

About Gergely Katona

Crystallographic investigations usually focus on the resting state of proteins. The technical limitation of this technique makes it difficult to study proteins and enzymes at work. Chemical and physical triggering and trapping techniques allow the investigation of reacting enzyme at different intermediate states. Once stabilized, these states can be studied with different X-ray techniques. The benefit of these studies is on one hand the development of the techniques which can be used for studying enzymes engaged in catalytic activity and on the other hand the results contribute to a better understanding of how a specific enzyme functions. You can find more information about Gergely's research at http://katonalab.eu

Gergely is the course coordinator for the course "Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics" (KEM360). KEM360 has biophysical methods in focus (crystallography, SAXS, NMR, EM, vibration spectroscopy) and develops the skills to conduct research in integrated structural biology. Students have the opportunity to visit MaxIV and gain practical experience with electron microscopy and NMR.

Gergely also teaches in the courses:

  • KEM350 (Design and Production of Biomolecules),
  • KEM011 (Basic Chemistry),
  • KER210 (Analytical pharmaceutical chemistry),
  • KER220 (General pharmaceutical chemistry),
  • KEM131 (Colloid and Surface Chemistry) and
  • KMB056 (Molecular Biotechnology).

Gergely supervises doctoral students, Master and Bachelor students, with training focus on method development and universal skills to conduct independent research.

Gergely reviews applications to the iNEXT network and beamlines at EMBL Hamburg. Gergely participates in a LINXS working group (http://www.linxs.se).

Latest publications

A tool for visualizing protein motions in time-resolved crystallography
Cecilia Wickstrand, Gergely Katona, T. Nakane, P. Nogly, J. Standfuss et al.
Structural Dynamics-Us, Journal article 2020
Journal article

In cellulo crystallization of Trypanosoma brucei IMP dehydrogenase enables the identification of genuine co-factors
K. Nass, L. Redecke, M. Perbandt, O. Yefanov, M. Klinge et al.
Nature Communications, Journal article 2020
Journal article

A practical guide to developing virtual and augmented reality exercises for teaching structural biology.
Maria-Jose Garcia-Bonete, Maja Jensen, Gergely Katona
Biochemistry and molecular biology education : a bimonthly publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Regulation of the Equilibrium between Closed and Open Conformations of Annexin A2 by N-Terminal Phosphorylation and S100A4-Binding.
Péter Ecsédi, Bence Kiss, Gergő Gógl, László Radnai, László Buday et al.
Structure (London, England : 1993), Journal article 2017
Journal article

Asymmetry in serial femtosecond crystallography data
Amit Sharma, Linda C Johansson, Elin Dunevall, Weixiao Yuan Wahlgren, Richard Neutze et al.
Acta Crystallographica a-Foundation and Advances, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Bayesian analysis of non-thermal structural changes induced by terahertz radiation in protein crystals
Gergely Katona, Ida Lundholm, H. Rodilla, Maria-Jose Garcia-Bonete, Annette Duelli et al.
41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz). SEP 25-30, 2016 .Copenhagen, Denmark., New York, IEEE, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

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The Crystal Structure of a Trypsin-like Mutant Chymotrypsin: The Role of Position 226 in the Activity and Specificity of S189D Chymotrypsin.
Balazs Jelinek, Gergely Katona, Krisztian Fodor, Istvan Venekei, Laszlo Graf
Protein Journal, Journal article 2008
Journal article


Raman-assisted crystallography reveals end-on peroxide intermediates in a nonheme iron enzyme.
Gergely Katona, Philippe Carpentier, Vincent Nivière, Patricia Amara, Virgile Adam et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), Journal article 2007
Journal article


Enzyme:substrate hydrogen bond shortening during the acylation phase of serine protease catalysis.
Krisztián Fodor, Veronika Harmat, Richard Neutze, László Szilágyi, László Gráf et al.
Biochemistry, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Lipidic sponge phase crystallization of membrane proteins.
Pia Wadsten, Annemarie Wöhri, Arjan Snijder, Gergely Katona, Alastair T Gardiner et al.
Journal of molecular biology, Journal article 2006
Journal article


Conformational regulation of charge recombination reactions in a photosynthetic bacterial reaction center
Gergely Katona, Arjan Snijder, Pontus Gourdon, U Andreasson, Örjan Hansson et al.
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Structural determination of a transient isomer of CH2I2 by picosecond x-ray diffraction
Jan Davidsson, Jens Aage Poulsen, Marco Cammarata, Panos Georgiou, Remco Wouts et al.
Physical Review Letters, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Extended intermolecular interactions in a serine protease-canonical inhibitor complex account for strong and highly specific inhibition.
Krisztián Fodor, Veronika Harmat, Csaba Hetényi, József Kardos, József Antal et al.
Journal of molecular biology, Journal article 2005
Journal article


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