Nordic Dynamic Biomembrane Research Network
Biological membranes define the cell boundary and enclose spaces or compartments, in which a particular chemical or biochemical environment is maintained. The membrane is a fluid structure with numerous embedded and associated functional components, such as ion channels, receptors and other bio(macro)molecules.
Important functions carried out by the biomembrane are adhesion to other cells, signal transduction, dynamic shape transformations, and the formation of lipid nanotubes, which allow inter-cellular communication.
This network combines unique scientific expertise from cell and neurobiology, biophysical chemistry, pharmacology and biomedicine with the goal of exchanging information and train students, identifying new research topics, and sharing resources, in particular modern micro- and nanotechnological methods, to tackle scientific problems in a joint effort.