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Engineering Extracellular Matrices for Controlling Structure and Dynamics of Lipid Bilayer Membranes

Project description

Insight into cell membrane dynamics

The cell membrane facilitates fundamental biological processes including endocytosis, cell–cell communication and cell division. Therefore, understanding the factors that control membrane structure and dynamics can help modulate these processes. Unlike most approaches that alter lipid bilayer composition to impact membrane fluidity and stiffness, the EU-funded EXTREME project proposes to regulate cell membrane dynamics via engineering a complex extracellular microenvironment. The interdisciplinary nature of the project will provide unprecedented knowledge on cell membranes and pave the way for the development of novel therapies against membrane-associated diseases, such as type-2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

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Net EU contribution
€ 145 355,52
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul

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İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00