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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 >>
Tenure-track Assistant Professor FNS Eccellenza 2021 (deadline Feb 1st 2021)
The department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, is seeking applicants to the FNS Eccellenza 2021 (deadline Feb 1st 2021), to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Check conditions and eligibility at: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/careers/eccellenza/Pages/default.aspx. ERC grantee or post-docs willing to apply to ERC starting grants are also welcome to apply to this call. Particular attention will be given to scientists who link biological research with novel chemical or biophysical approaches. Please send a CV and a research plan to Karsten Kruse (karsten.kruse@@unige.ch) before October 1st 2020. Interviews will be organized in November-December 2020. The expected starting date is as soon as possible.
Further information can be obtained from Karsten Kruse.
e-mail : karsten.kruse@@unige.ch
We study the formation of spatial and temporal structures in individual biological cells and cells assemblies. The focus of our …
The main goal of our research is to understand the functions of membrane lipids in cell biology and physiology. To this end, we …
Cells and organelles are separated by 2D fluid lipid membranes, which have peculiar mechanical properties.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of phagocytosis and cell-autonomous defences against mycobacteria infection.