Today's fresh sheet: Latest results on demixing of lipids and proteins in membranes

Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:15pm
Location: 
Room #1 LeConte Hall
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
University of Washington
Public Lecture: 
Yes

Lipids and proteins in model and cell-derived membranes demix through a reversible phase transition. Micron-scale domains appear below a distinct miscibility transition temperature and disappear above it. This seminar summarizes research published in the past year that measures fundamental parameters of membrane demixing and that probes demixing in new membrane systems.

This is a joint Physics Colloquium and MCB Seminar.