Research groups

Welcome to the Biochemistry Department Website

Director : Prof Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan

How are membranes organized and functioning in cells? In our department, we are addressing this question in a comprehensive manner, attacking the problem from many fronts: we are 7 groups with different strategies, model organisms (from yeast, through Dictyostelium, worms, flies, fish and human cells) and methodologies (from chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics), but we all want to understand the role of lipids and proteins to organize the membrane system in the cell. Our work is therefore very interdisciplinary. As a consequence, the atmosphere in the department is highly interactive. Read more >>


Congratulations to Prof. Charlotte Aumeier for the Friedrich Miescher Award 2024 for her outstanding achievements in biochemistry.


 More informations : LS2 Award 2024