The Laboratoire de Biophysique Moléculaire aux Interfaces (LBMI) is part of the “Chimie des agrobiosystèmes” axis in the AGROBIOCHEM Department of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech and of the biophysics platform. The unit is a research laboratory devoted to molecular biophysics and computer assisted modelling. Our research activities are mainly focused on the study of the interaction between biomolecules (from proteins to small organic molecules) with the membrane by complementary biophysical tools to understand their structure/activity relationships.
News & Events
Launching of ValBran project on the valorisation of wheat bran into surfactant molecules
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Grand Est Region, Wallonia and West Flanders are pleased to announce you the start of ValBran: a four-year research project that aims to develop new ways of valorising wheat bran, an agricultural co-product produced by milling and biorefineries.
Conference given during EuroFed Lipids Congress in Ghent
Eurofed Lipids Congress is taken place in Ghent at the International Conference Center (ICC) with the participation of scientists around the Europe and the World. The congress covered different topics from Health and Nutrition to Physical-chemistry.
During the congress, our lab member, Dr. Mehmet Nail NASIR, gave a conference on our recent studies on sugar-based bolaamphiphiles and their potential use as drug delivery agents. This work has been co-signed by Dr. Laurence LINS, Dr. Magali DELEU, Dr. Jean-Marc CROWET from LBMI lab and by the researchers from Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims.
A new paper published !
Our group has recently published a new original research paper entitled « Interactions of sugar-based bolaamphiphiles with biomimetic systems of plasma membranes » in Biochimie. The article is now in press and can be reached as follows : M.N. Nasir, et al., Interactions of sugar-based bolaamphiphiles with biomimetic systems of plasma membranes, Biochimie (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biochi.2016.04.001. This work is the result of a fruitful collaboration between our group and Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims.
Participation of LBMI lab to the Joint Meeting of the Membrane Sections of the French and German Biophysical Societies
Dr. Laurence LINS, Dr. Magali DELEU, Dr. Jean-Marc CROWET and Dr. Mehmet Nail NASIR from the LBMI lab participated to the this meeting, helded in Bad Herrenalb in Germany. The conference site « Haus der Kirche – Evangelische Akademie Baden » was located close to the historical center of Bad Herrenalb, a spa in the northern outskirts of the Black Forest. This conference was organized jointly by French and German Biophysical Societies with the participation of more than 100 scientists from Europe and overseas in an inspiring environment of scientific exchange and discussion. In this environment, the LBMI lab members gave a talk and presented two posters.
Participation of LBMI lab to the GERLI meeting helded in Bischofsheim, France
Dr. Laurence LINS, Dr. Magali DELEU, Dr. Jean-Marc CROWET and Dr. Mehmet Nail NASIR from the LBMI lab participated to the GERLI meeting.
This meeting takes place every two years with the participation of international scientists working on lipids. This time, the meeting helded at the conference center « Le Bischenberg » in Bischoffsheim, in the Strasbourg and Obernai area. The LBMI lab members presented a poster and gave a conference.
FIELD project rewarded again by an international prize in Florence, Italy during EuroFedLipids Conference
Monday 11 may 2015: when Field meets Eliderham and Maelia
Latest relevant publications
Complementary biophysical tools to investigate lipid specificity in the interaction between bioactive molecules and the plasma membrane: A review.
Magali Deleu, Jean-Marc Crowet, Mehmet N. Nasir, Laurence Lins *
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Dec;1838(12):3171-3190