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.

Please visit the researchers pages to find out more about our research.

Recent & Upcoming Events

MBB MOVED: The Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics research group and lab successfully moved to the south wing of the 8th floor at the Kruyt Building, Padualaan 8 in Utrecht.

On Wednesday March 28th 2018 , Xue Bao successfully defended her PhD thesis with the title: "Characterization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae suppressor mutants devoid of the membrane lipid phosphatidylcholine".

On Monday March 19th 2018, Juan Dominguez Pardo successfully defended his PhD thesis with the title: "Insights into membrane solubilization by styrene-maleic acid copolymers".


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