We are interested in studying how viruses interact with cellular membranes and lipids during infection.  Many enveloped viruses such as influenza or Ebola must cross the cell membrane during entry and exit. To do so, viruses developed or hijacked fascinating protein machineries, which are able to remodel, fuse or cut membranes in processes dependent on specialized lipids. We use and further develop cryo-electron microscopy techniques in conjunction with other imaging methods as fluorescence microscopy and imaging mass spectrometry to solve the puzzle of viral-membrane interactions.  

Influenza A virus

Ebola virus-like particles
Contact: E-Mail (Last update: 10/07/2018)

Dr. Petr Chlanda

Schaller Research Group Leader

BioQuant BQ0050, Room 102a

Im Neuenheimer Feld 267

D-69120 Heidelberg/Germany

Email: 

petr.chlanda(at)bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de

Phone:+49 (0)6221 54-51231

Fax: +49 (0)6221 54-51480