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May 16, 2018 - 14.00 s.t., Lecture Hall 0.10 - MPI of Biophysics
Band 3 anion transporter function and dysfunction in a structural context

Prof. Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, Toronto / Canada



May 23, 2018 - 12.30 h s.t., Lecture Hall 0.10 - MPI of Biophysics
Expanding the genetic code - chemistry in living systems

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Lang, München



May 30, 2018 - 14.00 h s.t., Institute of Molecular Biosciences & CRC 807 Joint Seminar - seminar room 0.15/N100
Unique epitopes of subunit α, γ and ε of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis F-ATP synthase cause structural, mechanistic and enzymatic alterations, leading to the design of novel TB compounds

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Grüber, Singapore


SFB 807 Transport and Communication across Biological Membranes

Membrane Proteine, Membrane Biology, Membrane Biochemistry

The objective of the Collaborative Research Center, CRC 807, is to elucidate the structure, function, and mechanism of membrane proteins involved in transfer of matter and information across cell membranes. Research interests range from small functional units to large, highly dynamic multi-subunit assemblies in subcellular compartments. Methods cover X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, solid-state and solution NMR, pulsed EPR, time-resolved visible and infrared spectroscopy, single-molecule fluorescence techniques, super-resolution microscopy, native mass spectrometry, electrophysiology, and computational biophysics. Members of the CRC 807 (Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 807) collaborate on integrative biological questions, applying as well as developing advanced methodology. As many important questions cannot yet be answered by routine approaches, the development of methods constitutes an integral part of the CRC 807. Thus, the
CRC 807 rests on a well-balanced combination of enthralling topics, timely questions, and new approaches, probing the structure, function, and mechanism of membrane proteins.


The CRC 807 focuses on five subtopics: (i) secondary active transporters, (ii) ABC transporters, (iii) 7TM receptors and retinal proteins, (iv) rotary ATPases, and (v) membrane complexes. This outline implies a gradual increase in complexity. Hence, our CRC application spans the range from single transporter/receptor units to dynamic multi-component membrane assemblies, which will be a major challenge in life sciences.

 

 

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