Eamonn Reading's group focuses on understanding structure-dynamics-function relationships of membrane proteins which are important for health, with an emphasis placed on multidrug efflux systems which play a major role in bacterial antimicrobial resistance. Membrane proteins are ubiquitous biological macromolecules which reside within dynamic and highly complex cellular lipid membranes. They carry out a multitude of essential biological functions with exquisite specificity and concurrently are key targets for more than half of modern drugs. This makes understanding their fundamental processes a vital task. Our group aims to develop biological mass spectrometry and molecular biology tools capable of obtaining membrane protein structural biology information within the context of these lipid environments.
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