Enzymology and protein structure and function

Enzymology and protein structure and function Several of the BMB faculty members have a particular focus on proteins. Their research interests include protein engineering, protein structure/function studies, elucidation of enzymatic mechanisms, as well as proteomics.


The Sandlie group studies the structure and function of antibodies and T-cell receptors, the specific detection molecules of the adaptive immune system. The purpose of the work is to engineer antibodies and other molecules for use in therapy and research.

Anti-microbial/bacterial peptides (AMPs) are widely distributed in nature; they are produced by bacteria, plants and a wide variety of animals - both invertebrates and vertebrates.


The proteomics group provides service and performs independent research on method development to study cancer.


The Aarnes group studies ammonium toxicity in duckweed. 

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The Structural Redox Biochemistry (ROX) group uses a combination of biophysical and biochemical methods to understand the structure and function of redox enzyme systems by using protein crystallography, enzyme kinetics, binding studies and different types of spectroscopies.