Université de Strasbourg

Peter Faller

Peter Faller

Peter Faller is currently a Professor in Chemistry and group leader at the Institut de Chimie (UMR 7177) in Strasbourg. From 2003 to 2015 he was Professor in Chemistry at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and a group leader at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS. He was born in St. Gallen (CH) and grew up in Switzerland. He was trained as a teacher for elementary school (Kreuzlingen, CH) before starting his studies in Biochemistry at the University of Zürich (CH), where he obtained also his PhD in Biochemistry with M. Vasak on structure, reactivity and function of the zinc- and copper-thiolate cluster containing protein metallothionein. He was a Post-doc at the CEA Saclay (France) with A.W. Rutherford and in Freiburg (Germany) with A. Krieger-Liszkay working on proton-coupled electron transfer of tyrosines, redox reactions of carotenoids and metal cluster assembly in photosystem II. Ongoing research projects of the group are on the self-assembly of amyloidogenic peptides and their interaction with metal ions, other (metallo)-proteins and small molecules (aggregation inhibitors/fluorophores).

As part of his fellowship, Peter Faller is working on peptides as biological shuttles for copper ions, together with his collaborator Christelle Hureau.