Biomembranes – University of Copenhagen

Contact research group leader

Thomas Günther-Pomorski
Ph: +45 35 33 33 73

A fundamental feature of eukaryotic cells is their compartmentalization into distinct organelles by biological membranes. Each membrane is composed of thousands of interacting lipids and proteins that are essential to basic processes from photosynthesis to the maintenance of electrochemical gradients across membranes. Many membrane proteins form multimeric complexes that can vary and adapt to the functional state of the cell.

We are interested in revealing organization, functioning and dynamics of membrane transporters and their complexes. To this end, we have developed a variety of biochemical, biophysical and microscopic techniques including the synthesis of specific lipid probes for characterizing membrane properties, protein-membrane interactions and lipid trafficking.

Research themes

Current research projects

Tracking down lipid flippases and their role in muscle cell development (supported by Lundbeck grant)

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