The Laboratory of Biomolecular Research (LBR) works on three broad, overlapping research topics:
membrane protein structure and function,
structure-function relationships of macromolecular assemblies of the cell and
new methods for bio-structural analysis.
The Principal Investigators at the LBR have academic freedom in achieving the scientific goals of their projects. The LBR is responsible for key research facilities at PSI: electron microscopy, biophysics and light microscopy, protein production; with SLS, the LBR shares responsibility for the protein crystallisation facility . The LBR Young Researchers Network (LYRN) organises scientific and social activities to complement LBR’s excellent research infrastructure, providing an attractive environment for young scientists in structural biology.