The research in the Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics group is focused on biological membranes. These membranes form the barriers that separate the inside from the outside of living cells and that define organelles within cells. They are essential for life.
Our main aim is to understand how membranes are built up and how they function at a molecular level. We investigate this by using a variety of systems, ranging from simplified self-assembled model membranes of lipids and proteins to membranes of living cells, and by using different complementary approaches, including molecular biology, chemical synthesis, analytical chemistry and advanced biophysical methods.