Gefei Chen

Gefei Chen

Principal Researcher
Visiting address: Blickagången 16, 14152 Flemingsberg
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 BioNut Johansson Chen, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I gained my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2014, and developed a strong foundation in protein biochemistry throughout my subsequent postdoctoral training from 2014 to 2019. My career progressed through roles as an Assistant Professor in Medical Protein Biochemistry from 2019 to 2023, where I focused on molecular mechanisms and potential treatments of a molecular chaperone domain for neurodegenerative diseases, among other projects. Currently, I hold a position as a Principal Researcher in Medical Protein Biochemistry. 


  • Proteins can unfold and assemble into both pathogenic and functional amyloid fibrils, which are relevant to human diseases, bacterial infections, and biomaterials. Our research aims to understand the mechanisms underlying these different types of amyloid formation and to search for natural strategies to inhibit amyloid aggregation. Our goal is to develop treatments for human diseases and combat bacterial infections. Additionally, we are interested in the mechanisms and functions of amyloid assemblies in natural silk fibers and the relevant applications.

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  • BRI2 role in neuronal differentiation and the underlying molecular mechanisms: towards an innovative regenerative therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
    Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2024

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