Sonderforschungsbereich 1557: Funktionelle Plastizität, kodiert durch zellulare Membrannetzwerke
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  • Life depends on the ability to adapt to changing conditions. For this, organisms need to regulate protein function in time and space. Unraveling the underlying mechanisms that control the functional plasticity of biological processes is at the core of fundamental biological research. Here, the complex membrane networks of eukaryotic cells with their numerous different lipids and proteins present a particular challenge. Our research initiative addresses how membranes and their lipid code control the plasticity of membrane protein functions - and how in turn membrane properties are maintained and adapted in response to the environment. In our projects, we will focus on mechanisms of this functional plasticity of membranes in various physiological and pathophysiological processes.


  • SFB 1557