TRAP-LABS, the green branch of  
A Danish National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence

The Transport Physiology Laboratories (TRAP-labs) are focused on studying pump proteins in the biological membranes of higher plants. We are investigating the structure, function and regulation of pumps at the molecular, cellular and whole plant level. We use a combination of tools derived from molecular genetics, biochemistry, structural biology and physiology.

We host the P-type ATPase database (patbase).

Plant proton pump


Plant proton pump

Specialepladser tilbydes
Master projects

See pumps in action!
SERCA morphing movie

Group Leaders

Anja Thoe Fuglsang
Associate Professor, PhD
Rosa Lopez
Associate Professor, PhD
Michael Broberg Palmgren
Professor, PhD, D.Sc.
Group members
Publications: Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearcherID
Thomas Günther-Pomorski
Associate Professor, PhD
Alexander Schulz
Professor, PhD, Dr.rer.nat.habil.
(in-house company for drug development against membrane protein drug targets)

Section for Transport Biology
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Education at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences


PLEN News and Events (intranet)

About us
Localization of gene activity of the lipid pump ALA3 in roots of the model plant Arabidopsis

Bioimaging We are developing new methods for bioimaging of plants. Check the Schulz homepage for movies of living plant cells

Specialepladser tilbydes
Master projects

P-type ATPase database, BAR Arabidopsis eFP browser (gene expression patterns), ATTED-II (co-regulated gene relationships in Arabidopsis), Genevestigator, RIKEN RARGE Site, AraMemnon Plant Membrane Protein Database, Sequenced plant genomes, PhosPhAt (Arabidopsis phosphorylation site database), TAIR Genome Structural Annotation, Membrane-based Interactome Database, (Frommer lab), TAIR BLAST, GARNet (UK Arabidopsis network), PlantsP (functional genomics of plant phosphorylation), PlantsT (functional genomics of transporters), MIPS plants databases, Agrikola (Systematic RNAi knockouts in Arabidopsis), The SALK Homozygote T-DNA Collection, CSH Genetrap Website, The Arabidopsis Gene/ORFeome Collection

EUROSCARF, The definitive yeast transformation homepage, MIPS (Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome database, Yeast phenotype catalog, SGD (Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome database, Yeast Global Microarray Viewer


NCBI protein blast (BLAST protein sequences against the NCBI database), CIPRES Science Gateway (San Diego Supercomputer for phylogenetic research), UniProt (Universal Protein Resource), NCBI Tools for data mining, ExPASY (SIB Bioinformatics Resource Portal), SLC (solute carrier) Tables , ELM - Functional sites in proteins , Buffers and buffering, NCBI Epigenomics, Molecular databases, Predict Protein Server, ClustalW multiple sequence alignment, BOXSHADE multiple sequence alignment, Membrane protein resources, Consensus prediction of membrane protein topology (prediction of TM helices), TMHMM server (prediction of TM helices), Plant Stress....

Membrane protein structures, PDB (protein data bank) structures, AHA2 E1, Calmodulin in complex with the regulatory domain of ACA8, SERCA1a E1, SERCA1a E2, Calcium pump structures

ISI Web of Science, ISI Journal Citation Reports, Faculty of 1000: Membrane proteins

Quick search HighWire + Medline:

 e.g., Smith, JS
Web of Science®
e.g.,  ribos* AND "North Sea"
 Clarke NG OR Jobs S*

Electronic journals online at ScienceDirect: Life sciences, Faculty Library of Natural and Health Sciences and REX (Det Kongelige Bibliotek), Annu Rev Plant Biol, Biochemistry, Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., EMBO J., FEBS Lett., JBC, JCB, J. Cell Sci., JMB, MBC, Nature, Physiol. Plant., Planta, Plant Cell, Plant Cell Physiol., Plant J., PMB, Plant Physiol., PNAS, Science, TiBS, TiPS, ....

Den bibliometriske forskningsindikator: FIs autoritetsliste