Microtubule Systems

In our research we use a wide variety of biopolymer systems, each of which has certain advantages and drawbacks. The main reason for using particle of biological origin is that Nature is capable of assembling structure of unmatched complexity and reproducibility. Studying these assemblages enables us to uncover novel phenomena that is not easily observe in conventional chemically systems.  


We have recently started working on microtubules, which are very stiff filaments assembled from monomeric tubulin proteins. These filaments play an important role in a variety of cellular processes.