Welcome to the Bjørn Pedersen Lab
We are located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University.
Our lab addresses fundamental scientific questions pertaining to two essential membrane transport systems;
namely cholesterol uptake and facilitated sugar transport.
We address these systems using a complementary set of methods founded in macromolecular crystallography and
electron microscopy to elucidate 3-dimensional structure, followed up by characterization of the molecular mechanism using
in vitro and in silico systems.
An improved understanding of cholesterol and sugar homeostasis has tremendous potential for
improving general public health, and our work aim uncover general principles of endocytotic uptake and
facilitated diffusion systems.
Our research is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research through the Sapere Aude programme.
We are also supprted by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
We are always looking for talented postdocs, PhD students and Master students, so if you want to join us, please contact Bjørn Panyella Pedersen.