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Tewfik Soulimane

Prof. Tewfik Soulimane’s research is concerned with understanding the structure/function relationship of selected eukaryotic and prokaryotic membrane proteins, such as respiratory complexes, ion channels and zinc transporters. His research group has broad range of multidisciplinary collaboration and contributes expertise in biochemistry, micro- and cell biology. Within the MOSAIC structure, Tewfik Soulimane’s group covers the biology and part of chemistry within the biology/physics/chemistry interface. He studied Chemical Engineering (BSc) and Bio-organic Chemistry (MSc) before graduating with PhD in 1993 in Biochemistry from the Technical University, RWTH-Aachen, Germany. From the same, he also received the Habilitation award in 2001 and moved as Senior Scientist to the Paul-Scherrer Institute (Swiss Light Source), by Zurich. Tewfik Soulimane was appointed as faculty at the Chemical Sciences Department in 2005, University of Limerick. He contributed immensely to the field of Bioenergetics by elucidating the crystal structures of the thermophilic cytochrome c oxidases ba3 and caa3. In 2012, he received research awards from the Materials and Surface Science Institute and from the president of the University of Limerick. Bibliography In the field of membrane proteins – structure and function, the PI is a worldwide‐recognized scientist. He has contributed to over 100 original papers published in high‐impact journals (2895 citations and H‐index of 29).

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Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing

The direct piezoelectric effect in the globular protein lysozyme