Prof. Dr. Lutz Schmitt



department: Dept. of Chemistry, Institute of Biochemistry


University of Duesseldorf, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Biochemistry (Head of the Institute), Membrane Transport Group

Research Interests

Research in our laboratory aims to understand structural and functional aspects of ABC transporters on a molecular level. Therefore, we have selected a minimal set of transporters from different organisms and different function that are studied in vitro with different biochemical, biophysical and structural approaches.

Research areas include:

  • Structure and function of ABC-transporters
  • Transport processes across biological membranes
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Recognition processes at membranes
  • Lipid bilayer asymmetry

To find out more, visit the website of the Membrane Transport Group.

Students (co-)supervised

Christian Schwarz (alumnus)
Zainab Al Khatib