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For more than a century Cell and Developmental Biology has been one major research focus at the Zoological Institute of the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. Here, Theodor Boveri founded the chromosome theory of inheritance and Hans Spemann did his habilitation. Today, our recently refurbished department continues to provide an inspiring scientific environment for several committed research groups. We work on basic aspects of membrane biology as well as on cell motility, meiosis, epigenetics or control of gene expression. Our approach is always quantitative and interdisciplinary using state-of-the art technology. We promote the deadly African trypanosomes as powerful cell biological model system, but also work with mammalian and yeast cells, C. elegans, the claw frog Xenopus and the enigmatic hydra. Besides our passion for science we are dedicated teachers. Each year hundreds of students attend our newly designed practical courses, seminars and lectures.

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July 14,
2014

Visiting scientists from Kenya


We welcome our friends and collaborators from icipe in Nairobi. Dr Francis McOdimba visits Würzburg for the first time. He will receive training on our high-end microscopy platforms. Joel Bargul will finalise joint experiments and prepare for his Würzburg doctoral exam.


July 09,
2014

Marcella-Boveri-Research Prize for Dr. Susanne Kramer


Susanne Kramer is the first recipient of the Marcella-Boveri Prize. The prize acknowledges her excellent research and commitment. The award is named after Marcella Boveri who was among the first female students in Germany. The gender equality prize is endowed with €5000 .


July 09,
2014

Membrane protein synthesis in cell-free systems: From bio-mimetic systems to bio-membranes


Rita Sachse, Srujan K. Dondapati, Susanne F. Fenz, Thomas Schmidt, Stefan Kubick … MORE


July 07,
2014

Biocenter Science Award


Congratulations to Johanna Fraune, PhD student in the Benavente lab. She received the Biocenter Science Award 2014.


July 02,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Prof. Dr. Andreas Schlosser
Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum Würzburg, Experimentelle Biomedizin
"Analysis of Posttranslational Modifications by Mass Spectrometry"
03.07.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 17,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Kai Matuschewski
MPI für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin
"Murine malaria model - from genes to vaccine strategies"
18.06.2014, 17.00 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A101


June 11,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Gilles Carnac and Dr. Dalila Laoudj-Chenivesse
INSERM, University of Montpellier, France
"Towards a combined cellular and pharmacological therapy of Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Dystrophy"
11.06.2014, 17.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 22,
2014

Expression site attenuation mechanistically links antigenic variation and development in Trypanosoma brucei


Batram C., Jones N.G., Janzen C.J., Markert S.M. and Engstler M.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02324
Published May 20, 2014
Cite as eLife 2014;3:e02324
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May 20,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


PD Dr. Torsten Ochsenreiter
Institut für Zellbiologie, Uni Bern
"Tales from one thousand and one plasmid: how trypanosomes maintain their mitochondrial genome“
22.05.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 20,
2014

Biozentrums-Kolloquium


Keith Matthews, University of Edinburgh
"Environmental sensing and cell-cell communication in African trypanosomes“
21.05.2014, 17.00 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A101


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