Dr. Peter Beltramo

ETH Z├╝rich, Switzerland

A microfluidic platform to study model biomembranes



Abstract: Nature’s most ubiquitous soft matter interface is the phospholipid bilayer, which comprises all cell and organelle membranes.  In this talk, I will discuss a new technique to study model bilayers in a platform where the membrane properties can be controlled and interrogated in a rational manner.  Several examples highlighting the advantages and versatility of the approach will be given, including measurements of bilayer elasticity, phospholipid phase separation, and membrane protein/peptide pore formation.

Date: 20/1/2017
Time:10:00 (coffee & cookies will be served at 09:45)
Place:FORTH Seminar Room 1