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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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.