Structural Biology of Neuronal Systems
An important scientific aim of the molecular neurobiology group is to expand fundamental molecular studies on isolated, purified proteins that are associated with neuronal functioning and neuronal stress, to include the impact at high resolution of physiological factors and eventually a cellular context. Thus, we anticipate contributing to deeper understanding of the fundamental, molecular causes of a range of devastating neuronal diseases associated with aging. Signalling and other membrane mediated responses are core aspects of such causes.
Jinghui Luo, Scientist
Structure and function characterization of neurodegenerative amyloid proteins by integrative biophysical methods
A new activity directed towards understanding how nerve cells in the brain are interconnected with each other and how they process information is currently being establised. The research project "XrayConnectomics" is supported by an ERC Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).
Adrian Wanner, Group Leader