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ODIN Researcher Pitches: Assoc. Prof. Hanne Poulsen

Measuring membrane transport with electrophysiology

2021.01.13 | Ditte Høyer Engholm

Date Thu 11 Feb
Time 10:00 10:30
Location Online at MS Teams

The lipid bilayer defines and encapsulates a cell from its surroundings, but the cell depends heavily on having transport of ions, nutrients, and proteins across the membrane. I will give a brief introduction to why and how we use electrophysiology to measure the transport of ions and charged molecules across the membrane using Xenopus oocytes as model cells, and I will give examples of how the method can be used to study the molecular bases of disease and treatment. 

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