Characterization and modelling of interactions between complex molecules and lipid bilayer.

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Chemistry


This project will investigate the way in which complex molecules interact with lipid membranes. The project will involve the characterization of lipid vesicles with varying compositions to mimic different cell types. The interaction of various complex molecules with lipid vesicles will be explored using a range of biophysical techniques including dynamic light scattering, circular and linear dichroism and partitioning experiments. The complex molecules, the lipid bilayers and the interaction of the two, will also be studied using a range of computational tools from molecular dynamics up through various coarse grained techniques. The overall aim is to experimentally determine the properties of these systems and then validate the modelling against the experimental results leading to improved modelling in the future.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S515036/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2020
1785754 Studentship EP/S515036/1 16/09/2015 27/10/2019 Vanessa Woodhouse