Kaan Atak

With his research, Turkish physicist Kaan Atak is helping to solve one of our body's mysteries. In the junior research group "Structure and Dynamics of Functional Materials in Solution" led by physics professor Emad Flear Aziz (FU Berlin), he has investigated metalloproteins. These macromolecules have a so-called active centre with fascinating properties, enabling them to act as catalysts in many processes in the human body. Kaan Atak has worked on using X-rays to discover the structure of the active centre of metalloproteins.