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

On Monday March 19th 2018 at 16h15, Juan Dominguez Pardo will defend his PhD thesis with the title: "Insights into membrane solubilization by styrene-maleic acid copolymers".

On Thursday March 15th and Friday March 16th 2018, Eefjan Breukink will organize the Bacterial Cell Envelope Meeting in Utrecht. Staff and PhD candidates from the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht will give lectures and will participate. You can subscribe with this

December 20th 2017, Toon de Kroon received an ECHO grant from ENW-NWO to investigate the mechanism that allow a yeast suppressor mutant to survive without the abundant and essential membrane lipid phosphatidylcholine.


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