Research at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (IBMM) focuses on the structure, function and pharmacology of membrane proteins such as transporters, ion channels, and membrane receptors. A strong emphasis is put on the roles of these membrane proteins in human disease.
The IBMM directorate is composed of Hugues Abriel (Managing Director), Peter Bütikofer (Co-Director Teaching), Dimitrios Fotiadis (Co-Director Finances) and Jürg Gertsch (Co-Director Infrastructure and Research).
To apply excellence in membrane transporter research to the treatment of human diseases, the National Center of Competence in Research, NCCR TransCure, was established by Matthias Hediger in 2010 and is currently led by Hugues Abriel and Jean-Louis Reymond. The IBMM is hosting most of the NCCR TransCure research groups from the University of Bern, which is the Leading House. For details see www.nccr-transcure.ch.
The specific focus areas of the individual research groups of the IBMM is shown in the section "Research"