Martinez Group – University of Copenhagen

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The group of Karen L. Martinez

The BioMEP group, headed by Karen L. Martinez focuses on the investigation of G Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), which mediate a plethora of critical physiological responses involved in numerous diseases and are major drug targets.

The group explores newly developed nano-tools and state-of-the-art fluorescence-based techniques to obtain new biological information about cell signaling and for the development of biosensors and cellular assays. These methods are developed for pharmacological investigation and diagnostics in the perspective of personalized medicine, providing well-suited therapies.

Research interests:

  • Single cell biophysical studies
  • GPCR signaling at the micro and nanoscale level
  • Use of high-aspect-ratio nanostructures for biological applications
  • Surface sensitive techniques