Membrane protein serendipity.

von Heijne G

J. Biol. Chem. 293 (10) 3470-3476 [2018-03-09; online 2018-03-11]

My scientific career has taken me from chemistry, via theoretical physics and bioinformatics, to molecular biology and even structural biology. Along the way, serendipity led me to work on problems such as the identification of signal peptides that direct protein trafficking, membrane protein biogenesis, and cotranslational protein folding. I've had some great collaborations that came about because of a stray conversation or from following up on an interesting paper. And I've had the good fortune to be asked to sit on the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, where I am constantly reminded of the amazing pace and often intricate history of scientific discovery. Could I have planned this? No way! I just went with the flow ….

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PubMed 29523692

DOI 10.1074/jbc.X118.001958

Crossref 10.1074/jbc.X118.001958

293/10/3470

pmc PMC5846136