Welcome to the Bjørn Pedersen Lab

About us

We are located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University.

We address fundamental scientific questions pertaining to metabolic uptake in eukaryotes mediated by transport proteins found in the cellular membrane. In particular we are interested in cellular uptake of cholesterol and sugar.
We use a complementary set of methods founded in macromolecular crystallography and single-particle cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate 3-dimensional atomic structure, in combination with characterization of the molecular underpinnings of transport and regulation using in vitro and in vivo systems.
An improved understanding of the molecular underpinnings of metabolic uptake systems has tremendous potential for improving general public health, and our work aim uncover general principles of endocytotic uptake and secondary active transporter and facilitated diffusion systems.

Our research is supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

We are always looking for talented postdocs, PhD students and Master students. If you find our work interesting and want to join us, please contact Bjørn Panyella Pedersen.