Our vision

Transmembrane transport proteins are essential for a broad range of physiological processes, including growth and survival.

We address fundamental scientific questions pertaining to the molecular mechanism and regulation of transporters in eukaryotes. In particular we are interested in proton-driven uptake of sugars, hormones and sterols, both in plants and other organisms. An improved understanding of the molecular underpinnings of these uptake systems has tremendous potential for improving both general public health and address challenges in agriculture and environmental science.

We use a combination of structural, biochemical, biophysical and electrophysiological approaches to characterize fundamental transporter properties.

We are located at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University. The group is an international research team with diverse scientific backgrounds. We are always looking for postdocs, PhD students and Master students. If you find our work interesting and want to join us, please contact Bjørn Panyella Pedersen.

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