Prof. Dr. Kirsten Bacia
Institute of Chemistry
Faculty of Natural Sciences II
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Institute of Chemistry, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry Group
We develop methods for characterizing protein-membrane interactions and membrane protein reconstitution reactions in various model membrane systems. Fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy and microscopy techniques as well as cryo-electron microcopy are used to study chemical structure-function relationships, lateral segregation in membranes, membrane remodeling and COPII-mediated intracellular transport vesicle formation.