How proteins protonate/deprotonate their amino acids to regulate electric charge under different conditions and enhance adsorption
Shape fluctuations in biomembranes: the physics and the biology
Novel physics-based experimental techniques and concepts from statistical mechanics may help understand why living cells use up precious energy to constantly ‘jiggle’ and ‘twitch’ their membranes.
Image of the Week: RNA labelling for tracking single mRNA molecules in live cells
This week, our Image of the Week comes from a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review studying the state-of-the-art techniques which are transforming the understanding of mRNA in living cells. Organic dyes and fluorescent proteins are used… Read More ›
Molecular movement in biomembranes
For researchers working at the interface of biophysics and cell biology, cell membranes have attracting increasing attention. These membranes don’t just define the boundaries of the cell and its compartments; their role is crucial in a range of processes such as… Read More ›
Marcus Müller and Yuliya Smirnova: soft matter, membranes and free-energy methods
Professor Marcus Müller and Dr Yuliya Smirnova from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen spoke to us about their research and their predictions for the direction of the field.
Looking back at 2015
As we move into the new year, I take a look back at some of the biggest science stories that captured our interest in 2015.