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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 >>

  Lelio Orci Award 2020 attributed to Prof Jean Gruenberg

Prof Jean Gruenberg 

Prof Jean Gruenberg receives the Lelio Orci Award 2020 of Life Science Switzerland (LS2) for his work in the biology of cellular membranes and his discoveries of the principles responsible for the biogenesis and dynamics of endosomal membranes. For more infromation,

see https://www.ls2.ch/funding/awards 

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