Structural biology of myelin

protein structure

Contact information

Research group leader

  • Professor
    Petri Kursula

Research group description

In order to understand the function of biomolecules and their assembly into higher-order structures, it is imperative that we obtain detailed information on their structure and dynamics at the molecular level. Our group focuses on structure-function-dynamics studies on proteins and lipid membranes, mainly with regard to molecules specifically found in the vertebrate myelin sheath. Myelin is a multilayer of lipid membranes, held tightly together by specific small proteins. 

Research group members

  • Prof. Petri Kursula (group leader)
  • Dr. Salla Ruskamo (emerging group leader)
  • Venla Mustonen (PhD student)
  • Aleksi Sutinen (PhD student)
  • Maiju Uusitalo (PhD student)