Special Issue "Experimental and Computational Methods for Membrane Protein Design"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membranes in Life Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alex Perálvarez-Marín
Guest Editor
Biophysics Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallés, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: membrane proteins; neuroscience; biophysics; biotechnology; bioinformatics
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Dr. José Luis Vázquez-Ibar
Guest Editor
Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: biology of membrane proteins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane proteins are essential players of life physiology, and are the target of an important number of pharmacological drugs. As membrane proteins are elusive subjects, advances in the understanding of their structure–function relationships have often been accomplished thanks to the development of biochemical and computational methods for protein design.

This Special Issue aims at gathering a series of reviews, methods, communications, and original articles towards understanding the structure, dynamics, and function of membrane proteins where protein design has played some role. Contributions opening the field to new subjects such as membrane protein de novo design, protein engineering, evolution, systems biology, etc. are most welcome. Feel free to extend this invitation to your close collaborators.

Prof. Dr. Alex Perálvarez-Marín
Dr. José Luis Vázquez-Ibar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Membrane proteins
  • Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Structural biology
  • Protein design
  • Protein engineering
  • Directed evolution.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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