Biological processes at cellular membranes - new knowledge through the use of neutron and X-ray scattering

Marité Cárdenas will be giving her first lecture as Professor in Biomedical Science. This lecture will be held in English.


Cellular membranes are besides the gate keepers of cells, the home of many biological functions. For example, molecules associated to it take part in communication processes, in the synthesis of important compounds, and in molecular transport and metabolism cycles. X-ray and neutron scattering enable the characterisation of structural and dynamic processes occurring at the membrane. In this lecture, I will give examples based on my research of the kind of information that can be obtained through these techniques including transport of fats and lipid metabolism, and nano structure of complex biomembranes.