Research at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (Director, Prof. Matthias Hediger, Co-Directors Prof. Peter Bütikofer (teaching), Prof. Dimitrios Fotiadis (finances) and Prof. Jürg Gertsch (infrastructure and research)) focuses on the structure, function and pharmacology of membrane proteins such as transporters, ion channels and membrane receptors. To apply membrane transporter research to the treatment of human diseases, the National Center of Competence in Research, NCCR TransCure, was established by Matthias Hediger in 2009. For details see

The specific focus areas of the individual research groups of the Institute Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is shown in the section "Research"