Our group studies the biogenesis of mitochondria and the transport of proteins across biological membranes. The main subject of our research is the origin, evolution and regulation of protein transfer to mitochondria.
Mitochondria are key organelles of energy metabolism. At the same time, they are involved in programmed cell death. The evolutionary relation of mitochondria and bacteria also allows to study the processes of bacterial secretion, with emphasis on intracellular pathogenic organisms.