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Research Group "Biophysik - Membrane Transport, JKU Linz"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Peter Pohl)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Pohl
First name(s):Peter
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Institut für Biophysik
Street address:Gruberstraße 40
Postal code:4020
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:03.07.2013
Data acquisition period:from: 2008   up to including: 2013
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
10 Persons
Boytsov Danila
Erokhova Liudmila
Hannesschläger Christof
Horner Andreas
Knyazev Denis
Ollinger Nicole
Siligan Christine
Winkler Klemens
Winter Lukas
Zocher Florian
Percentage project-funded:75
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:26
Number of publications:22
Five most important publications:
  1. Horner, A., S. A. Akimov, and P. Pohl. 2013. Long and Short Lipid Molecules Experience the Same Interleaflet Drag in Lipid Bilayers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110: 268101.
  2. Hoomann, T., N. Jahnke, A. Horner, S. Keller, and P. Pohl. 2013. Filter gate closure inhibits ion but not water transport through potassium channels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1304714110
  3. Zhang, C., D. G. Knyazev, Y. A. Vereshaga, E. Ippoliti, T. H. Nguyen, P. Carloni, and P. Pohl. 2012. Water at hydrophobic interfaces delays proton surface-to-bulk transfer and provides a pathway for lateral proton diffusion. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 109: 9744-9749.
  4. Springer, A., V. Hagen, D. A. Cherepanov, Y. N. Antonenko, and P. Pohl. 2011. Protons migrate along interfacial water without significant contributions from jumps between ionizable groups on the membrane surface. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 108: 14461-14466.
  5. Mathai, J. C., A. Missner, P. Kügler, S. M. Saparov, M. L. Zeidel, J. K. Lee, and P. Pohl. 2009. No facilitator required for membrane transport of hydrogen sulfide. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 106: 16633-16638.
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF (P25981) Laterale Protonenmigration entlang von Membranen
  • FWF (P23679) Single-file water transport through nanopores
  • FWF (P23574) Water transport trough the sodium glucose cotransporter
  • FWF (P23466)
    Water and gas transport though aquaporins
  • FWF (P20872) Conductivity of the SecY protein translokation channel
  • FWF (P19716) Water transport through potassium channels
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Water, proton, and cation membrane Transport
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
5 doctor's theses
  1. Torben Hooman, 2012, The inactivated bacterial potassium channel conducts water
  2. Andreas Horner, 2012, Binding of peptides and proteins to membranes and accompanying membrane cluster formation
  3. Florian Zocher, 2012, Fast Membrane Transport of Solvent and Solutes Monitored by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy
  4. Andreas Springer, 2011, Protons migrate along interfacial water without significant contributions from jumps between ionizable groups on the membrane surface
  5. Liudmila Erokhova, 2011, Water transport by the sodium-glucose cotransporter SGLT1
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