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Prof. Dr Sepp D. Kohlwein

// studied technical chemistry at the Graz University of Technology, obtaining his doctoral degree (Dr. techn.) there in 1982 from the Institute of Biochemistry, where he was associate professor until 2001

// Following several periods of research spent at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he completed his habilitation in ­biochemistry in 1992

// In 2001, Sepp Kohlwein accepted an offer from the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Graz, where he heads the Yeast Genetics and Molecular ­Biology Group (http://yeast.uni-graz.at)

// His ­primary ­research interests focus on the investigation of lipid metabolism in yeast as a model for metabolic disorders and on the implementation of live cell and super-resolution microscopy methods for use in cell structure research (http://bioimaginggraz.at)

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The critical role of fatty acid channeling between membrane and storage lipids

When lipid meta­bolism breaks down - von Prof. Dr Sepp D. Kohlwein, Dr Neha Chauhan, Dr Harald F. Hofbauer

Although as thin as the skin of a soap bubble, they are nonetheless vitally ­important. Biological membranes, 10,000 times thinner than a human hair, ­form a physiological barrier to all the cells in our body and are thus responsible for mediating exchanges between the cell interior and the external environment. Minor changes to their composition, such as those involved in lipid meta­bolism disorders, can have fatal consequences for events within...