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
Antoinette Killian has been awarded with a NWO ECHO grant for research on synthetic polymers that can solubilize membranes in the form of nanodisks.
Eefjan Breukink succesfully organized the FEBS-EMBO lecture course on "Molecular Architecture, Dynamics and Function of Biomembranes" from June 12th till June 21st 2017 at Cargèse Corsica.
Kees van Walree did some research for the Dutch television program Radar about the placebo effect of `irradiated water` that bio energetic therapists sell to their clients. Video from minute 12:37.