Project leader: Prof. Kalervo Hiltunen, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu
P.O.Box 3000, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland
Phone: +358-(0)294 481150,
Fax: +358-8-553 1141;
e-mail: kalervo.hiltunen (at) oulu.fi
For more information, see Kalervo Hiltunen's home page.
The proposed work is basic research in lipid biology and biochemistry with a tight link to biomedical topics of broad interest. Our research in lipid biology and biochemistry is focused on three interlinked topics:
The subprojects require a deep understanding of lipid and protein biochemistry, and they address the regulatory interplay between cells and intracellular organelles and metabolic compartmentalization in a physiological context. Different model organisms (yeasts, mice, rats and humans) and technical approaches (e.g. protein chemistry, molecular genetics, molecular biology, membrane electrophysiology and structural biology) will be used to address particular biological questions.