Our research is focused on the molecular mechanisms behind life processes that involve biological membranes.
We aim to unravel molecular mechanisms underlying membrane assembly, organization, homeostasis and function with special emphasis on the lipid-protein interactions involved. Our research will help to improve fundamental understanding of membrane function thereby leading to better insights in membrane-related diseases like diabetes, Alzheimers disease and Barth syndrome. In addition it will allow us to develop novel and more effective drugs.

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Recent & Upcoming Events

Jonas Dörr will defend his thesis on Wednesday March 22nd 2017. His thesis is titled: `Membrane solubllization by styrene-maleic acid copolymers: towards new applications in membrane protein research.`


We congratulate Stefan Scheidelaar, who defended his thesis succesfully on Wednesday the 26th of October at the University Utrecht. His thesis was titled: Solubilization of lipids and membrane proteins into nanodiscs. Mode of action and applications of SMA copolymers.


We welcome Yang Xu to our group as a new CSS grant student. He will be working under the supervision of Eefjan Breukink on with topic on antibacterial compounds that act specifically to the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.


Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics is part of the Department of Chemistry of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. It is part of both the Institute of Biomembranes and the Bijvoet Center

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to participate in our research. Please visit the specific PI or contact our secretary to help you on your way.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    0031 30 253 3966
  • Email:
    Secretariaat MBB
  • Address:
    Padualaan 8
    3584 CH Utrecht