EU - MC Training Site HPMT-CT01 - Marie Curie Training Site: Genomics of Lipid Metabolism

      Project: Research project

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      Lipidomics -genomics of lipid metabolism- is the common denominator of the concerted research effort of SFB (Spezialforschungsbereich) Biomembranes. The goal is to make a major contribution to the understanding of the biosynthesis, function and dysfunction of lipids and biological membranes. Biological membranes are central elements in all living systems that recognize and separate inside from outside. They provide an interface with the environment, harbor metabolic enzymes, control electrochemical gradients, and divide interior of the cell into intracellular compartments. Membrane alterations are involved in the pathogenesis of prevalent diseases such as atherosclerosis and obesity. Understanding the mechanisms of membrane assembly, membrane function, and their interaction with other cellular components is thus not only a significant and fascinating experimental challenge, but also of great medical relevance. The SFB Biomembranes will offer interdisciplinary doctoral training in bioinformatics, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics through the use of state-of-the-art molecular biology and genomic techniques. The trainees will participate in current experiments to address the questions related to lipid metabolism and membrane biology from diverse angles and will benefit of the scientific background of this internationally recognised group.
      Effective start/end date1/05/0230/04/06


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