The application of membrane proteins in biotechnology requires a sound understanding of their fundamental properties. We are interested in the stability, folding, assembly and functional properties of membrane proteins. These properties differ considerably from those of their soluble counterparts. In terms of functional properties, we are especially interested in the translocation of polymers through membrane pores such as α-hemolysin (DNA), Wza (oligosaccharides) and autotransporters (polypeptides).
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