Dr Marina Rubini

Funded Investigator Molecule I
University College Dublin


Marina did her PhD at Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry in the group of Prof. Robert Huber. In 2005 she joined the group of Prof. Arne Skerra (Technical University Munich) as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, where she worked on the establishment of a new bacterial system for the incorporation of non-natural amino acids into proteins in vivo by means of amber suppression methodologies. In 2008, she moved to the University of Konstanz as a post-Doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Andreas Marx. In 2012 she became an independent group leader at the University of Konstanz, focusing on co- and post-translational engineering of therapeutic proteins with non-natural amino acids and on investigations and engineering of protein folding and stability. In 2016, she was a Senior Scientist at the ETH Zurich (Department for Molecular Biology and Biophysics), before moving to Ireland, where she is currently Assistant Professor at UCD in the School of Chemistry.

Research Expertise

Protein engineering

Protein folding

Bio-orthogonal modifications

Synthesis and incorporation of non-natural amino acids into proteins

Chemical ligation


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