What information will these pages
The aims of these pages are to
provide a resource of information for students who are at the
GCSE level or above.
The pages provide a basic understanding about scientific
research carried out by this group on biological membranes, and background
information on the techniques used. A variety of topics is
covered, from the importance of drugs, to how techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance are used to work out
the shape and size of a compound. Other topics, such as
protein synthesis, organic chemistry, and computational modelling are also briefly
covered. In these pages we also discuss the significance of
membranes and their vital functions in the cell.
The image shows a typical cell surface plasma
membrane, showing lipids arranged in a bilayer.
Reproduced from Principles in Biochemistry,
Lehninger, Nelson & Cox, 1992