Nanoscale cell membrane organization: a near-field optical view

Marjolein Koopman

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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The cell plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells is a lipid bi-layer that separates the cell cytosol from the extracellular environment. The composition and organization of proteins and lipids within this bi-layer have a direct impact on many cellular processes, since they form the senses of the cell. Technological advances, like high resolution microscopy together with the possibility to address different membrane components via specific labeling now allows researchers to investigate cell membrane organization in detail.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • van Hulst, N.F., Supervisor
  • Figdor, C.G., Supervisor
  • García-Parajó, M.F., Co-Supervisor
Award date21 Apr 2006
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365-2325-7
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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