DynIon: Functional Dynamics of Ion Channels and Transporters

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The DFG-Research Unit FOR 2518 - DynIon combines experimental and computational strategies to study ion channels and transporters. It consists of 8 projects that are managed by scientists of the universities Jena, Kiel, Düsseldorf and Berlin as well as of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology Berlin and Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen. The focus is on ligand activation of ion channels, including ion channels that require ligand binding for channel opening, ion channels that are modulated by ligands and transporters that can also adopt channel-like conformations.

A variety of experimental approaches (ranging from electrophysiology, biochemistry and fluorometry to structural biology) will be integrated with computational techniques. This strategy will foster and exploit an otherwise unattainable synergy between computer simulations and experiments. The research program will advance theoretical and experimental approaches in ion channel research and provide novel insights into selected ion channels and transporters.   More information is found at https://www.uniklinikum-jena.de/dynionExternal link    


Prof. Dr. Klaus BenndorfExternal link
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Universitätsklinikum             
Institut für Physiologie II
Kollegiengasse 9 07743 Jena

Phone: +49 (0)3641 - 9397651
Mail: klaus.benndorf@med.uni-jena.de    

Dr. Sonja FreyExternal link
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Universitätsklinikum Jena Institut für Physiologie II
Kollegiengasse 9 07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9397664
Mail: RU-2518@med.uni-jena.de