Konrat, Robert

    Robert Konrat is Full Professor for Structural Biology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He studied Chemistry in Graz, Austria, and graduated in 1989 under the guidance of Prof. H. Sterk. After postdoctoral research with G. Bodenhausen, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, he joined the faculty of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He did further postdoctoral research with L.E. Kay, University of Toronto, Canada. He held visiting professorships at the Universities of Graz, École Normale Supérieur, Paris, France, University of Barcelona, Spain, the University of California, San Diego, USA, and the University of Florence, Italy. He is a recipient of the Novartis Price for Chemistry (2000), corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and served as consultant to both biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He is co-founder of two biotech start-ups (Calyxha and MAG-LAB). His major research interests lie in the field of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), in particular developing novel chemistry-inspired conceptual frameworks to theoretically describe protein features based on primary sequence information, as well as NMR-supported structural biology and drug design.