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Martin Ulmschneider’s group studies how peptides and proteins interact with cellular membranes and carry out their biological functions. Despite being essential for a wide range of critical cellular processes the functional mechanics of many membrane active peptides and proteins remain poorly understood. The group uses both computational and experimental techniques to reveal the molecular mechanisms and atomic detail interactions driving membrane active peptide and protein function in biological lipid bilayers, as well as to design and optimize synthetic membrane active peptides for biomedical applications.