Biologiska processer vid cellmembran – ny kunskap genom användning av neutron- och röntgenstrålning

Installationsföreläsning av Marité Cárdenas, professor i Biomedicinsk vetenskap. Föreläsningen kommer hållas på engelska. 

Sammanfattning

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.