Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Biophysics of the lipid-protein membrane

Speaker : Tripta Bhatia, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

2017-09-15

Abstract :

The majority of cellular processes are related to physical and chemical properties of the complex lipid-protein membranes. We focus on disentangling and characterizing biomembrane processes by development of experimental in-vitro systems and methodologies. With recent advances in lipid-protein vesicle techniques we have facilitated new understanding of lipid domain (raft) formation in membranes, lateral membrane protein organization, the interplay between lipid membranes and active membrane proteins and the formation of tubules and spontaneous tension in asymmetric membranes. Our approach allows for systematic building up of complexity of synthetic membranes to mimic and understand specific biological systems or simplify biological membranes to make them tractable for biophysical analysis. In particular it makes it possible to isolate and analyze phenomena related to vesicular trafficking, signaling, electrophysiology and metabolism in simple biomimicking membrane systems.​

Key Speaker Tripta Bhatia, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Guests None
Place Seminar Room
Start Time 4:00 PM
Finish Time 5:00 PM
External Link None