The long term goal of our group is to reach understanding of structure, dynamics and functional mechanisms of membrane proteins and self-organized biological assemblies and to translate this knowledge into new concepts for nano-devices, medicine, and new materials of technical importance.

New(s) and notable

A close view of a light-stress sensor in photosynthesis
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Photo protection

Plants use sunlight to perform photosynthesis, but with too much light they have to dim their activity and protect their cells against photo damage. The protein PsbS acts as a light-stress sensor and plays a key role in this process. Triggered by acidification

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Interview met PhD Remco van Schadewijk in Chemisch Weekblad

In het novembernummer van C2W werd Remco geinterviewed en vertelt hij over

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Interview with Huub de Groot for Leiden Open Access Blog

Please read the interview of de Groot in the serie of interviews with Leiden researchers posted in the scope of the International Open Access week, 23-29 October 2017: 

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Tom and Laura finalists in the 2017 NWO Top Sector Chemistry Students competition
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The team The Bright Mutants was selected among the four finalists in the 2017 NWO Top Sector Chemistry Students competition. 

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