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Martinez lab

The Martinez lab constitutes one of three labs in the Biorecognition group.

The Martinez lab studies the relationship between molecular structure and function to understand human health and disease. We use a combination of computational and experimental techniques, within the fields of biophysics, biochemistry and cellular biology. We aim to develop new therapeutic options for inborn errors of metabolism, in particular Phenylketonuria and neurotransmitter disorders (e.g. tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency).

Permanent staff:

Professor Aurora Martinez
Professor Knut Teigen
Ming Ying, chief engineer

News

13 million NOK for research towards phenylkentonuria

Aurora Martinez’ Pluvia receives NOK 13 million from the Norwegian Research Council for research on a cure for phenylkentonuria

Biomedicine

New research sheds light on mechanisms behind serious brain disorder

Together with researchers from the University of Zurich, resarch groups at the University of Bergen have contributed to a better understanding of a rare, but serious, brain disorder.

Bioinformatics

Bio3D-web: New online tools for protein structure analysis

Bio3D-web is a new online tool for the analyses of sequence, structure and conformational heterogeneity of protein families. The tool is developed by researcher Dr. Lars Skjærven, member of the the Biorecognition group, in collaboration with Prof. Barry J. Grant at the University of Michigan.