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Integrative Membrane Biology

PGR-RA-44

Expertise of research area
biology; cells; Integrative Membrane Biology; Membrane; Membrane Protein Biology and Disease; membrane protein systems; membrane biology; celluar biology


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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Research in the Integrative Membrane Biology group therefore focusses on the structure and function of membrane proteins, and their role in human health and treating disease. Our multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment facilitates the study of membrane protein systems from the atomic to the cellular and organismal levels.

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<p>This research informs our fundamental understanding of a breadth of membrane biology, whilst also informing therapeutic development, the design of novel biosensors, the improvement of crop yields, and the development of microbial fuel cells. Our research themes include:</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/integrative-membrane-biology/doc/integrative-membrane-biology-themes/page/1">Membrane Protein Biology and Disease</a></h3> <p>Understanding and targeting ion channels, transporters, and receptors in human disease.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/integrative-membrane-biology/doc/integrative-membrane-biology-themes/page/2">Membrane Protein Structural Biology</a></h3> <p>Determining the structures of medically-important membrane proteins using x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/integrative-membrane-biology/doc/integrative-membrane-biology-themes/page/3">Membrane Technology</a></h3> <p>Utilising membranes and membrane proteins in biosynthetic fuel cells and biosensors.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>If you are interested in a&nbsp;product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>


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