Dissecting Intracellular Transport at the Molecular Level
Our research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of intracellular transport processes. The scope of our work includes the investigation of basic mechanistic properties of individual motor proteins of the kinesin and myosin families, the coordinated movement of motor ensembles and the reconstruction, characterization and regulation of multi-component transport complexes. A broad range of experimental techniques, including single-molecule biophysics, biochemical and structural methods, allows us to approach these questions from different perspectives. Klick here to read a short introduction to molecular motors and intracellular transport.