Departments and Research Groups

Driven by curiosity, we investigate the structure, dynamics and function of cellular systems at the molecular scale by using biophysical, biochemical and computational methods.

Understanding mechanism through structure [more]
What are the universal principles that underlie chromosome organization across all forms of life? [more]
How is cargo selected and packed into autophagosomes? [more]
We specialize in the development of workflows, methods and – in collaboration with instrument vendors – mass spectrometers to address specific questions in structural, molecular and neuro-biology.  [more]
What molecular mechanisms control the delivery and correct insertion of membrane proteins at the endoplasmic reticulum? [more]
Our state-of-the-art equipment, and technical and scientific user support allow for novel insights into biological structures and molecular mechanisms. [more]
We are focused on the enzyme structure-based analysis of challenging biochemical processes in anaerobic biomass degradation.
We focus on the molecular mechanism of rhodopsin-like ion pumps and channels, and on their optogenetic applications.
How to generate and use structural information to investigate function and mechanisms of membrane protein complexes?
How can we make the most of cryo-electron microscopy for determining the structure and function of membrane protein complexes? [more]
Our goal is to develop detailed and quantitative descriptions of key biomolecular processes, including energy conversion, molecular transport, signal transduction, and enzymatic catalysis. [more]
How do molecular modules act in concert to generate complex cellular functions? [more]
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