Welcome to the Department of Cellular Physiology
Research in our division covers three main areas,
- the molecular biophysics of cellular motility,
- mechanisms of cellular osmoregulation,
- and calcium-dependent cellular communication and signal transduction.
We develop and apply a broad range of high-resolution biophysical methods, including optical tweezers, single fluorescence and atomic force microscopy for single molecule studies in vitro and in cells. For cellular studies we also apply confocal and two-photon fluorescence microscopy, electron-microscopical techniques and electron-microprobe analysis.