Section Editors

Section Board for 'Membranes in Life Sciences' (28)

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Prof. Dr. Shiro Suetsugu
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
Interests: cellular membrane curvatures; cellular membrane structures; protein-lipid interactions; lipid signaling in cells; membrane morphology
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Prof. Dr. Mingxu You
Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, 01003, USA
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry and engineering; membrane dynamic interactions; lipid-protein interactions; mechanobiology; biosensing; fluorescence imaging
Prof. Dr. Che-Ming Jack Hu
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Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan
Interests: lipid membrane functionalized materials; membrane dynamic in immunology; nanoparticle/membrane interactions; biological membrane functionalization
Dr. Kornelius Zeth

Department for Science and Environment, Roskilde Universitetscenter, Roskilde, Denmark
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; membrane proteins; structural biology; protein X-ray crystallography
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Prof. Dr. Maria Norberta de Pinho
Department of Chemical Engineering, CeFEMA—Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: transport phenomena; fluid dynamics & mass transfer; separation processes; membrane separation processes; pressure-driven membrane processes; membrane synthesis & characterization; membrane based artificial organs; membrane blood oxygenators; artificial kidney
Dr. Mario Brameshuber
Biophysics group, Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna 1040, Austria
Interests: structure of the cellular plasma membrane; early T cell signalling; single molecule fluorescence microscopy; single molecule tracking; single molecule FRET, SMLM, super-resolution microscopy; biophysics
Dr. Erdinc Sezgin
Karolinska Institutet, SciLifeLab, Stockholm 171 65, Sweden
Interests: super-resolution and single molecule imaging techniques; membrane biology/biophysics; lipid-protein interactions; Cell signaling and Immunity
Prof. Dr. Peter Czermak
1. Institute of Bioprocess Engineering and Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, 35390 Giessen, Germany
2. Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, 35390 Giessen, Germany
Interests: bioprocess engineering; membrane bioreactors; enzyme membrane reactors; membrane based separations in biotechnology and water purification
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Prof. Dr. Andrzej Lewenstam
1. Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
2. Faculty of Chemistry, Biological and Chemical Research Centre, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
3. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, c/o Centre for Process Analytical Chemistry and Sensor Technology (ProSens), Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Interests: sensor technology; membrane-based chemical sensors and biosensors; membrane potential modeling electroanalysis; analytical and clinical chemistry; ion-selective electrodes; ion-sensor architectures
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Dr. Mike Barbeck
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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division for Regenerative Orofacial Medicine University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, 20246, Germany
Interests: dental barrier membranes; collagen; cross-linking; magnesium membranes; degradation; bone tissue regeneration
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Prof. Dr. Katia Cortese
DIMES, Department of experimental medicine, human anatomy, University of Genoa, Italy
Interests: membrane trafficking; endocytosis; autophagy; breast cancers; ERBB receptors; electron microscopy; cell biology; targeted drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Stella M. Valenzuela
School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
Interests: membrane proteins chloride intracellular ion channel protein (CLIC) family; biosensors; inflammation; macrophage cells; model membrane systems; Langmuir films and tethered membranes; moonlighting proteins; oxidoreductase enzymes; antioxidants
Prof. Dr. Francisco Monroy
Departamento de Química Física, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Complutense, s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Interests: membrane mechanics; plasma membrane; nuclear membrane; lipid bilayers; membrane energetics; membrane dynamics
Prof. Dr. Marc Baaden
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Laboratoire de Biochimie Théorique, CNRS, UPR9080, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France
Interests: molecular dynamics; membrane proteins; artificial water channels; ion channels; molecular modeling of complex membrane systems including envelopped viruses, ion channels, artificial water channels for desalination purposes and membrane fusion machinery
Prof. Dr. Geert van den Bogaart
Department of Molecular Immunology, Groningen Biomolecular, Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: cell biology; membrane trafficking; cellular immunology; antigen presentation; dendritic cells; membrane organization; phagocytosis; endocytosis; membrane fusion
Prof. Dr. Balázs Sarkadi
1 Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Magyar Tudosok krt. 2, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
2 Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology, Semmelweis University, Tűzoltó u. 37-47, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: structure and function of biological membranes; function and regulation of ABC membrane transporter proteins; membrane proteins of stem cells; transporter regulation in cancer cells and stem cells
Dr. Marina Pinheiro
LAQV, REQUIMTE, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: medicinal and pharmaceutical sciences; infectious and cancer diseases; nanomedicine and nanotechnology; drug development and drug delivery; dug-membrane interaction studies
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Prof. Dr. Catherine Charcosset
Laboratoire d’Automatique, de Génie des Procédés et de Génie Pharmaceutique (LAGEPP), UMR 5007 CNRS, Université de Lyon 1, 43 Boulevard de 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: membrane chromatography; membrane emulsification; membrane crystallization; hybrid membrane process; water treatment; bilayer lipidic membrane; liposome; industrial production; purification; membrane processes
Prof. Dr. Claus Hélix-Nielsen
Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Bygningstorvet, Building 115, room 140, 2800 Kgs., Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: biomimetic membranes; membrane transport; membrane channel and transporter proteins; lipid–protein interactions; electrophysiology
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Prof. Dr. Lingxue Kong
Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases; polymeric membranes with aligned nanostructures; mesoporous silica nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery
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Prof. Dr. Scott M. Husson
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0909, USA
Interests: adsorptive membranes; bioseparations; confocal microscopy; electrospinning; membrane chromatography; polymer thin films; surface modification; thin-film composite membranes; water purification
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Dr. Alessandra Cambi
Department of Tumor Immunology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC), 278 TIL, Postbox 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: cell adhesion; fluorescence microscopy; receptor dynamics; membrane domains; integrin; cortical cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Terry Hébert
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada
Interests: cellular signalling; G protein-coupled receptors; stem cells; heart disease; drug discovery
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Prof. Dr. Arwyn Tomos Jones
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, Redwood Building, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3NB, UK
Interests: cell biology; cancer cell biology; endocytosis; membrane traffic; drug delivery; intracellular targeting; membrane active peptides; cell penetrating peptides
Dr. John Katsaras
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6453, USA
Interests: model membranes; lipid bilayers; membrane associated proteins and peptides; lipid domains and rafts; membrane structure; neutron and x-ray scattering
Prof. Dr. Christopher Murphy
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: biological membranes; especially plasma membranes; membrane structure; membrane molecules
Dr. Morten S. Nielsen
Institut for Medicinsk Biokemi, Ole Worms Allé, Bygn. 170, Universitetsparken, 8000 Århus C, Denmark
Interests: receptors; endocytosis; intracellular trafficking; lipoprotein; lipase
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Dr. Maikel Rheinstadter
Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1, Canada
Interests: membrane dynamics; membrane structure; structure and dynamics of membrane embedded proteins; interactions between membrane inclusions; protein aggregation; neutron scattering; X-ray scattering; preparation of synthetic membranes; development of sample environment (humidity chambers) for neutron and X-ray experiments
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