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Welcome



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.

News


October 14,
2014

Vortrag vor 500 Schülern:


Ebola & Co.: Wenn vernachlässigte Tropenkrankheiten Schlagzeilen machen.

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October 06,
2014

The Faculty of Biology announces the ‘Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology’.


The CCTB is an independent scientific unit that will be located in newly renovated rooms at the Würzburg Campus Hubland Nord. Four junior professors covering very different aspects of computational biology will form the core of the CCTB.
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October 01,
2014

Optical trapping reveals propulsion forces, power generation and motility efficiency of the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei brucei


Eric Stellamanns, Sravanti Uppaluri, Axel Hochstetter, Niko Heddergott, Markus Engstler & Thomas Pfohl
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | 4 : 6515 | DOI: 10.1038/srep06515 1
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September 04,
2014

Founding member of Neglected Tropical Diseases Network


Markus Engstler is a founding member of DNTDs, the German network to combat neglected tropical diseases. The alliance of scientific community, civil society and private industry was inaugurated on August 27th in Berlin and is part of a global initiative
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August 28,
2014

Historical roots of centrosome research: discovery of Boveri's microscope slides in Würzburg


Ulrich Scheer
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 2014 369, 20130469, published 21 July 2014
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August 11,
2014

Chromatin Organization and Remodeling of Interstitial Telomeric Sites During Meiosis in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus)


de la Fuente, R., Manterola, M., Viera, A., Parra, M.T., Alsheimer, M., Rufas, J.S., Page, J. (2014).
Chromatin organization and remodeling of interstitial telomeric sites during meiosis in the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus).
Genetics 197: 1137–1151
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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.


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