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Georg Meisl


Sidney Sussex College Research Fellow



​2016 - PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cambridge

2011 - MSci in Natural Sciences, Chemistry, UNiversity of Cambridge

2010 - Cambridge-MIT Exchange Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research Interests

Development and application of fundamental biophysical theories to data analysis in a biologically relevant context, Protein Aggregation, Biophysical Chemistry, High Throughput Screening


Selected Publications



Molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation from global fitting of kinetic models.
G Meisl, JB Kirkegaard, P Arosio, TCT Michaels, M Vendruscolo, CM Dobson, S Linse, TPJ Knowles
– Nature protocols
Self-assembly of MPG1, a hydrophobin protein from the rice blast fungus that forms functional amyloid coatings, occurs by a surface-driven mechanism
CLL Pham, A Rey, V Lo, M Soulès, Q Ren, G Meisl, TPJ Knowles, AH Kwan, M Sunde
– Scientific reports
Electrostatically-guided inhibition of Curli amyloid nucleation by the CsgC-like family of chaperones
JD Taylor, WJ Hawthorne, J Lo, A Dear, N Jain, G Meisl, M Andreasen, C Fletcher, M Koch, N Darvill, N Scull, A Escalera-Maurer, L Sefer, R Wenman, S Lambert, J Jean, Y Xu, B Turner, SG Kazarian, MR Chapman, D Bubeck, A de Simone, TPJ Knowles, SJ Matthews
– Scientific reports
Quantitative analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the aggregation mechanism of Alzheimer-associated Aβ-peptide.
G Meisl, X Yang, B Frohm, TPJ Knowles, S Linse
– Scientific reports
N-Terminal Extensions Retard Aβ42 Fibril Formation but Allow Cross-Seeding and Coaggregation with Aβ42
O Szczepankiewicz, B Linse, G Meisl, E Thulin, B Frohm, C Sala Frigerio, MT Colvin, AC Jacavone, RG Griffin, T Knowles, DM Walsh, S Linse
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
Preventing peptide and protein misbehavior.
P Arosio, G Meisl, M Andreasen, TPJ Knowles
– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Lipid vesicles trigger α-synuclein aggregation by stimulating primary nucleation.
C Galvagnion, AK Buell, G Meisl, TCT Michaels, M Vendruscolo, TPJ Knowles, CM Dobson
– Nature Chemical Biology
The Aβ40 and Aβ42 peptides self-assemble into separate homomolecular fibrils in binary mixtures but cross-react during primary nucleation.
R Cukalevski, X Yang, G Meisl, U Weininger, K Bernfur, B Frohm, TPJ Knowles, S Linse
– Chem. Sci.
Differences in nucleation behavior underlie the contrasting aggregation kinetics of the A beta 40 and A beta 42 peptides
G Meisl, X Yang, E Hellstrand, B Frohm, JB Kirkegaard, SIA Cohen, CM Dobson, S Linse, TPJ Knowles
– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Diffuse transition state structure for the unfolding of a leucine-rich repeat protein
SE Kelly, G Meisl, PJE Rowling, SH McLaughlin, T Knowles, LS Itzhaki
– Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP
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