Forschungszentrum Borstel
Forschungszentrum Borstel


Programmbereich Infektionen

Thomas  Gutsmann

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutsmann

04537 - 188 - 2910
04537 - 188 - 2091


The function of lipids and lipid membranes and their interaction with peptides and proteins in the context of lung infections is in our focus. To answer biomedical questions and to develop new therapeutics we first aim at an understanding of the underlying molecular function of membranes and peptides. The origin and the biomedical context of the peptides can be very different; however, we are interested in the common structure-function relationship. We use a number of biological and biophysical techniques to characterize bacterial and human immune cell membranes and in particular reconstituted membranes mimicking their natural examples.