Welcome to the Biochemistry Department Website

Director : Prof. Marko Kaksonen

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 >>

Research groups

New paper in NATURE

Morphogen gradient scaling by recycling of intracellular Dpp


Maria Romanova-Michaelides, Zena Hadjivasiliou, Daniel Aguilar-Hidalgo, Dimitris Basagiannis, Carole Seum, Marine Dubois, Frank Jülicher & Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan