(WEBINAR) Prof. Łukasz Piątkowski Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland

event date: 27 January 2023

The Centre of New Technologies invites to a seminar by

Prof. Łukasz Piątkowski

Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland

Title: Dry and alive. The impact of hydration on the structural and dynamical properties of model cell membranes

Date: postponed for later date

Time: postponed for later date

Host: Bartosz Trzaskowski, PhD

The seminar will be on zoom platform with the following link:


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Abstract: Self-assembly of biomembranes results from the intricate interactions between water and the lipids’ hydrophilic head groups. The lipid-(ion)-water interplay strongly contributes to modulating membrane architecture, lipid diffusion, and chemical activity. Our experimental efforts focus on understanding this three-way interplay and the molecular scale relation between structure and dynamics of biomimetic cell membranes and their hydration properties. The recently developed in our group methodology allows for precise control of the hydration of biomimetic cell membranes and routine studies on the structure and dynamics of lipid bilayers over a wide range of hydration states. Altogether, the presented results paint a detailed molecular-level picture of the effect of hydration on the properties of cell membranes as well as ion specific dependence of lipid mobility and membrane hydration structure.