Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transport




Group Leader

Nico Reyes


Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transport Lab

Department of Structural Biology and Chemistry




Membrane proteins are responsible for the exchange of information and matter across biological membranes. They account for ~30% of all open reading frames of genomes across the three kingdoms of life and are essential to the survival of any cell.  They are key players in processes like transport, cell signaling, cell-to-cell contacts and cellular responses to environmental changes. In humans, membrane proteins are involved in many pathological processes, and are important drug and therapeutic targets.


Our goal is to understand in molecular terms the function and pharmacology of integral membrane transport proteins relevant to human health. To this aim, we obtain and integrate structural, energetic and dynamic knowledge on the transport proteins using both high-resolution structural and functional approaches.



Contact us

G5 Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transport

28, Rue du Dr. Roux

75724 PARIS Cedex 15



Group Leader:

Nico Reyes

Email: nicolas.reyes@

Phone:+33 140 613 717


Administrative Assistant:

Myriam Taisne

Email: myriam.taisne@

Phone:+33 145 688 570


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The institute is walking distance from Pasteur (Line 6 and 12) and Volontaires (line 12) subway stations.

Our laboratory is in the 2nd floor of the Francois Jacob Center (building 26).