Pioneering in the development of novel (bio)chemical methods to map cellular protein-lipid interaction networks, the Gavin group has a strong research interest in the study of lipid metabolism and the regulation of cellular membranes homeostasis, with a special focus on the machinery involved in the creation and maintenance of lipid gradients in eukaryotic cells, and the study of mechanisms by which lipid signatures are sensed and “read” by effector proteins.
Lyndon Emsley’s main research field is solid-state NMR spectroscopy, specifically the development of new spectroscopic methods for the determination the atomic-level structure, the dynamics and the reactivity of a wide range of materials and molecular systems, that have been inaccessible with other analytical methods.
Sascha Hoogendoorn lab aims to study and perturb cellular signalling, with a particular interest in the primary cilium and the Hedgehog signalling pathway. Her research combines organic chemistry with cell biology and CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing to develop molecules that enable further dissection and manipulation of ciliary signalling.
The principal focus of the research conducted by the Waser group is the development and application of new catalytic methods for the synthesis of bioactive compounds. His lab harnesses the power of modern catalysis to promote C-C or C-X bond formation, allowing for a rapid and efficient enhancement in molecular complexity.
Gisou van der Goot research interests are focused on protein folding, protein-membrane interactions and signaling which her lab investigates through the study of bacterial toxins such as Anthrax toxin and their receptors on target cells. The role of palmitoylation in ER function and the mechanisms behind the compartimentalization of mamalian cells and cell membranes are other topics of interest.