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Specialized iNANO Lecture: Sorting and Clustering of Membrane Proteins in Crowded Environments

Professor Dr. Siewert-Jan Marrink, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Info about event

Time

Thursday 15 May 2014,  at 15:15 - 16:00

Location

AUD I 1514-213, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

 

Professor Dr. Siewert-Jan Marrink, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands 

Sorting and Clustering of Membrane Proteins in Crowded Environments

In this lecture, I will illustrate the power of computational modeling to study the sorting and clustering of membrane proteins in the heterogeneous environment of multicomponent lipid membranes.
In particular, based on coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations.
I will discuss the role of lipid anchors and gangliosides in directing proteins into liquid-ordered membrane domains, as well as the role of cardiolipin in respiratory chain supercomplex formation.

  Host: Professor Birgit Schiøtt and Associate professor Frans Mulder, Department of Chemistry, iNANO, Aarhus University