Membranes

Membranes surround all cells. Defective membrane function leads to disorders such as hypertension, migraine, and muscle weakness. We want to understand how membrane function is controlled and how their dysfunction links to disease.

What We Do

We study how membrane-spanning proteins, in the form of receptors and transport proteins, collect and exchange information from their surroundings and thereby regulate cellular processes of critical importance. Examples are transport proteins controlling cerebrospinal fluid secretion, receptors that sense nutrients in the intestine, and channels that control muscle movement.

Who We Are

Our theme hosts more than 25 groups who collaborate with clinicians and the pharmaceutical sector.

Meet Associate Professor
Hanne Bjerregaard Møller

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How can we improve treatment for patients suffering from water balance disorders or intestinal dysfunction caused by excess bile acids in the large intestine?

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Ebbe Bødtkjer

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How do acid-base derangements and metabolic disturbances influence cell functions, and can these mechanisms be manipulated for the benefit of patients?

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