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Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Section [BBM]

The Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes [BBM] Study Section reviews research applications concerned with all biochemical and biophysical aspects of membrane structure and function, and with their constituent protein and lipid components. Emphasis is on the molecular details of processes that occur on or within membranes.  Areas include use of biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand the structure and function of membranes and membrane-proteins.



  • Membrane architecture: lipid-protein interactions, membrane protein folding, assembly, structure, and dynamics.
  • Methods for membrane protein structure determination, including crystallization, solid state NMR and cryo-electron microscopy.
  • Biophysics of membrane fusion mechanisms, of membrane interfaces, and signaling
  • Enzyme mechanisms within membranes and interfaces: membrane-based energy transduction, membrane-bound enzymes, function of transporters, channels, receptors, glycoproteins, lipid metabolism and lipid function.
  • Computational and modeling approaches to membranes and membrane proteins.

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