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.