News Archive




January 10,
2017

Open PhD position


There is currently an open PhD position (DFG funded; 3 years) in the research group "Nuclear Structure and Dynamics" (AG Alsheimer). Interested students are invited to apply. For more information about the PhD project see...
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December 21,
2016

The synaptonemal complex – 60 years: Impact on human fertility


Geisinger A. & R. Benavente: Mutations in genes coding for synaptonemal complex proteins and their impact on human fertility. Cytogenet. Genome Res. DOI: 10.1159/000453344 (2016). … MORE


December 20,
2016

Simultaneous detection of mRNA transcription and decay intermediates by dual colour single mRNA FISH on subcellular resolution


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December 14,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Ana-Suncana Smith
Erlangen University & Institut Ruđer Bošković Zagreb
"“Physics in morphogenesis - a story of one tissue"
14.12.2016, 16.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminar Room


December 13,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Julius Lukeš
University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
"“Diplonemids - emerging key players in the oceans"
13.12.2016, 10.00 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminar Room


November 28,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Heinz Schwarz
Max Planck Institute of Tübingen (Developmental Biology)
"“Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy using Immunolabelled Ultrathin Sections"
01.12.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 16,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Philip Kollmannsberger
CCTB Uni Würzburg
"“Quantitative bioimageanalysis from the subcellular to the tissue scale"
17.11.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 07,
2016

Trypanosomes – most versatile microswimmers


Evolution has generated a plethora of flagellate microswimmers. They populate all natural waters, from the deep sea to the ponds in our neighbourhood. But flagellates also thrive in the bodies of higher organisms, where they mostly remain undetected, but can also become pathogenic … MORE


November 04,
2016

The synaptonemal complex – 60 years: A novel protein component


Gómez-H, L., Felipe-Medina, M. Sánchez-Martín, O.R. Davies, I. Ramos, I. García-Tuñón, D.G. de Rooij, J.L. Barbero, I. Dereli, A. Toth, R. Benavente, E. Llano & A.M. Pendas: C14ORF39/SIX6OS1 is a constituent of the synaptonemal complex and is essential for mouse fertility. Nat. Commun. 7:13298 (2016). … MORE


October 28,
2016

Two flagellar BAR domain proteins in Trypanosoma brucei with stage-specific regulation


Trypanosomes are masters of adaptation to different host environments during their complex life cycle. Large-scale proteomic approaches provide information on changes at the cellular level, and in a systematic way. However, detailed work on single components is necessary to understand the adaptation mechanisms on a molecular level. Here, we have performed a detailed characterization of a bloodstream form (BSF) stage-specific putative flagellar host adaptation factor identified previously in a SILAC-based comparative proteome study. … MORE


October 28,
2016

Two flagellar BAR domain proteins in Trypanosoma brucei with stage-specific regulation


Trypanosomes are masters of adaptation to different host environments during their complex life cycle. Large-scale proteomic approaches provide information on changes at the cellular level, and in a systematic way. However, detailed work on single components is necessary to understand the adaptation mechanisms on a molecular level. Here, we have performed a detailed characterization of a bloodstream form (BSF) stage-specific putative flagellar host adaptation factor identified previously in a SILAC-based comparative proteome study. … MORE


September 26,
2016

BSP meeting


The “delegation” of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology in front of the lecture hall of the 2016 Trypanosomiasis & Leishmaniasis symposium in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. We successfully presented current work of the department with 5 oral presentations and 9 posters.


September 21,
2016

Official opening of the 'Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology' (CCTB)


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September 19,
2016

N-glycosylation enables high lateral mobility of GPI-anchored proteins at a molecular crowding threshold


The protein density in biological membranes can be extraordinarily high, but the impact of molecular crowding on the diffusion of membrane proteins has not been studied systematically in a natural system. The diversity of the membrane proteome of most cells may preclude systematic studies. African trypanosomes, however, feature a uniform surface coat that is dominated by a single type of variant surface glycoprotein (VSG).
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September 08,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Chris de Graffenried
Brown University, USA
"“Cytoskeletal morphogenesis in Trypanosoma brucei"
09.09.2016, 11.00 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminar Room


June 30,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Markus Behringer
Lehrstuhl für Biotechnologie und Biophysik, Biozentrum
"“Structured illumination microscopy (SIM)"
30.06.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 09,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Nishith Gupta
Department of Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Biology Humboldt University Berlin
"“A Lethal Intimacy – Metabolic Basis of Parasite-Host Interplay and Infidelity"
16.06.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 07,
2016

Biozentrums-Kolloquium


Graham Warren
Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria
"“Golgi Biogenesis"
08.06.2016, 17.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal 101


May 30,
2016

ZEB Seminar


PD Dr. habil. Mario F. Wullimann
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) - Department Biology II - Division of Neurobiology
"“The Search for a Phantom: is there an External Granular Layer in the Zebrafish Cerebellum?"
02.06.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 19,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Eva Geuß
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsklininkum Würzburg
"“The contact-kinin system in ischemic stroke - pathophysiological role and therapeutic potential"
19.05.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 10,
2016

Analysis of Meiotic Telomere Behavior in the Mouse - Current Methods and Protocols


Link, J., Benavente, R., and Alsheimer, M. (2016). Analysis of Meiotic Telomere Behavior in the Mouse. Methods Mol. Biol. 1411, 195-208. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3530-7_12.
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April 27,
2016

MRC Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD): “Seeing Swimmingly”


An image from Joel Bargul's recent paper in PLoS Pathogens has been selected as the image of the Day for 23rd April 2016 by BPoD (Biomedical Picture of the Day), which is managed UK MRC Clinical Sciences Centre.
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April 27,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Peter Bütikofer
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Uni Bern
"“Trypanosoma brucei cardiolipin: one head, two backbones, four legs and many functions."
28.04.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


April 25,
2016

Spermatogenesis research in Montevideo and Würzburg


da Cruz, I., R. Rodríguez-Casuriaga, F. Santiñaque, J. Farías, G. Curti, A. Capoano, G. Folle, R. Benavente, J. Sotelo-Silveira & A. Geisinger: Transcriptome analysis of highly purified mouse spermatogenic cell populations: Gene expression signatures switch from meiotic- to postmeiotic-related processes at pachytene stage. BMC Genomics 17:294 (2016). … MORE


April 20,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Sigrid Hoyer-Fender
Abteilung Entwicklungsbiologie, GZMB, Universität Göttingen
"“Male fertility and the sperm head to tail linkage complex: Of ODF1 and beyond"
21.04.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


April 18,
2016

Zuwachs


Am 15.04.2016 erblickte Katharina, die Tochter von Susanne Kramer, (mit 3110 Gramm, 50 cm Größe) die Welt.


March 14,
2016

Polycistronic trypanosome mRNAs are a target for the exosome


Kramer S, Piper S, Estevez A, Carrington M … MORE


March 14,
2016

Sororin loads to the synaptonemal complex central region independently of meiotic cohesin complexes


Gómez, R., Felipe-Medina, N., Ruiz-Torres, M., Berenguer, I., Viera, A., Pérez, S., Barbero, J.L., Llano, E., Fukuda, T., Alsheimer, M., Pendás, A. M., Losada, A., and Suja, J.A. … MORE


March 12,
2016

The synaptonemal complex – 60 years: Evolutionary aspects


Fraune, J., C. Brochier-Armanet, M. Alsheimer, J.N. Volff, K. Schücker & R. Benavente: Evolutionary history of the mammalian synaptonemal complex. Chromosoma DOI: 10.1007/s00412-016-0583-8 (2016). … MORE


March 03,
2016

Quantitative Proteomics Uncovers Novel Factors Involved in Developmental Differentiation of Trypanosoma brucei


Mario Dejung, Ines Subota, Ferdinand Bucerius, Gülcin Dindar, Anja Freiwald, Markus Engstler, Michael Boshart, Falk Butter, Christian J Janzen
Developmental differentiation is a universal biological process that allows cells to adapt to different environments to perform specific functions. African trypanosomes developed a complicated life cycle in order to survive in different host environments when they shuttle between an insect vector and a vertebrate host. We quantified 4270 proteins during stage differentiation from the mammalian-infective to the insect form, which revealed previously unknown components of the differentiation machinery. … MORE


March 01,
2016

Trypanosomes on the cover of the February issue of PLoS Pathogens


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February 16,
2016

Species-Specific Adaptations of Trypanosome Morphology and Motility to the Mammalian Host


Joel L. Bargul , Jamin Jung , Francis A. McOdimba, Collins O. Omogo, Vincent O. Adung’a, Timothy Krüger, Daniel K. Masiga, Markus Engstler
We show that the trypanosome’s morphology and swimming performance could determine the anatomical niche the parasite populates in the host. This would allow differential dissemination of distinct trypanosome species in the mixed infections, which are frequently observed in the wild. … MORE


February 10,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Gerald Schatten
University of Pittsburgh / School of Medicine
"Theodor Boveri and his Legacy on Biology and Medicine: A Personal Perspective"
16.02.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


January 13,
2016

CXCR4 signaling is controlled by immobilization at the plasma membrane


Elena Beletkaia, Susanne F. Fenz, Wim Pomp, Ewa Snaar-Jagalska, Pancras W.C. Hogendoorn, Thomas Schmidt
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January 12,
2016

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Richard McCulloch
Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
"DNA replication in kinetoplastid parasites: genome transmission and adaptive change"
14.01.2016, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


December 10,
2015

Flagellar motility in eukaryotic human parasites


A huge variety of protists rely on one or more motile flagella to either move themselves or move fluids and substances around them. Many of these flagellates have evolved a symbiotic or parasitic lifestyle. Several of the parasites have adapted to human hosts, and include agents of prevalent and serious diseases.

T. Krüger and M. Engstler

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December 02,
2015

The LINC complex component Sun4 plays a crucial role in sperm head formation and fertility


Pasch, E., Link, J., Beck, C., Scheuerle, S., and Alsheimer, M.
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December 02,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Álvaro Acosta-Serrano
Liverpool, UK
"Breaching borders without a visa: The journey of trypanosomes within the tsetse fly"
03.12.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 26,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Derrick Robinson
UMR-CNRS, University of Bordeaux
"Cytoskeleton biogenesis in the sleeping sickness pathogen"
27.11.2015, 12.00 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminar Room


November 18,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Ingrid Tessmer
Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum, Uni Würzburg
"Atomic force microscopy imaging studies of DNA lesion detection strategies"
19.11.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 16,
2015

Review article on the trypanosome hook complex


The hook complex is an important and enigmatic component of the trypanosome cytoskeleton. A new review from the Morriswood group summarises the extent of current knowledge and provides speculation as to its possible function. … MORE


October 30,
2015

ZEB Seminar


PD Dr. Svenja Meierjohann
Physiologische Chemie, Uni Würzburg
"Tumor transformation by multinucleated senescent melanocytes"
05.11.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


October 27,
2015

A Putative Molecular Valve in Trypanosomes: the Real Flux Capacitor?


The recent paper from the Morriswood lab has been selected as a Spotlight feature in the latest issue of Eukaryotic Cell. The work describes the effect of depletion of TbMORN1 in bloodstream form T. brucei, and its possible role as a "flux capacitor" … MORE


October 22,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Sørge Kelm
FB 2 Biologie / Chemie, Universität Bremen
"Trans-Sialidases of Trypanosoma congolense - More than Unusual Enzymes?"
22.10.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


October 06,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Alicia Ponte-Sucre
Universidad Central de Venezuela
"Leishmania parasite-vector interaction, is there a role for amino acids in chemotaxis?"
07.10.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminar Room


September 16,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Jude Przyborski
FB Biologie, Parasitologie, Uni Marburg
"A life less ordinary: Protein traffic in the human malaria parasite P. falciparum"
17.09.2015, 11.30 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


September 07,
2015

A MORN-repeat protein facilitates protein entry into the flagellar pocket of Trypanosoma brucei.


The protein TbMORN1 is essential for the viability of bloodstream form T. brucei. Morriswood & Schmidt show that its depletion affects the entry of proteins into the flagellar pocket. … MORE


August 04,
2015

Crowding of receptors induces ring-like adhesions in model membranes


Daniel Schmidt, Timo Bihr, Susanne Fenz, Rudolf Merkel, Udo Seifert, Kheya Sengupta, Ana-Sunčana Smith
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July 21,
2015

RNP granules trapped within the trypanosome's cage


RNP granules are ribonucleoprotein assemblies that regulate the post-transcriptional fate of mRNAs in all eukaryotes. Their exact function remains poorly understood, one reason for this is that RNP granule purification has not yet been achieved. We have exploited a unique feature of trypanosomes to prepare a cellular fraction highly enriched in starvation stress granules. … MORE


July 13,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Jean-Nicolas Volff
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
"Turning junk into gold: transposable elements as a source of new genes with novel functions"
16.07.2015, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 25,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Emilia Kruzel
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University at Buffalo
"Putting virulence factors in their place: p24 proteins regulate VSG trafficking in African trypanosomes"
03.07.2015, 11.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, ZEB Seminarraum


June 25,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Teresa Klein
Lehrstuhl für Biotechnologie und Biophysik, Uni Würzburg
"dSTORM – Super-resolution microscopy with organic fluorophores"
02.07.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 24,
2015

Tandem thesis defence Kenya/Germany at the meeting "Modeling Change – Changing the world?"


On July 3rd, our Kenyan graduate student Joel Bargul and his fellow German student Jamin Jung will defend their theses. Joel has been invited to this years International Alumni Meeting, and his graduation will be part of the interesting programme.
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June 16,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Naddy El Hajj
Institut für Humangenetik, Biozentrum, Uni Würzburg
"Epigenetic changes in human brains with trisomy 21"
18.06.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


June 16,
2015

The molecular size of the extra-membrane domain influences the diffusion of the GPI-anchored VSG on the trypanosome plasma membrane


Andreas J. W. Hartel, Marius Glogger, Gernot Guigas, Nicola G. Jones, Susanne F. Fenz, Matthias Weiss & Markus Engstler … MORE


June 10,
2015

Meeting of the German Network Against Neglected Tropical Diseases.


Worldwide, 1.9 billion people are threatened by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Suitable treatment programs and effective research plans are urgently needed. But there is very little concerted action. … MORE


June 09,
2015

German-African projects in the Biocenter


Sleeping sickness, Lassa fever and other infectious diseases: Some 100 scientists from Africa and Germany present their joint research projects in infectiology at the University of Würzburg's Biocenter during a conference from 10 to 13 June. … MORE


May 28,
2015

NEW European Master Programmes in Biosciences


The Bologna process is coming of age - and we live this European idea. The Faculty of Biology has launched seven new international study programmes. These study paths are specially tailored for students coming from all over Europe. Application is now open. It’s easy! … MORE


May 19,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Naddy El Hajj
Institut für Humangenetik, Biozentrum, Uni Würzburg
"Epigenetic changes in human brains with trisomy 21"
18.06.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 19,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Jörg Teßmar
FMZ – Lehrstuhl für Funktionswerkstoffe der Medizin und der Zahnheilkunde, Universität Würzburg
"Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications"
21.05.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


May 18,
2015

Zuwachs


Am 15.05.2015 erblickte Edgar James, der Sohn von Brooke Morriswood, (mit 2900 Gramm, 46 cm Größe) die Welt.


May 11,
2015

Promotionspreis 2015


The University of Würzburg awarded our alumna Dr. Johanna Fraune with the Promotionspreis 2015 for her PhD thesis "The evolutionary history of the mammalian synaptonemal complex". Congratulations!


April 14,
2015

Evolution of Meiosis (4)


Fraune, J., M. Alsheimer, J. Redolfi, C. Brochier-Armanet & R. Benavente: Protein SYCP2 is an ancient component of the metazoan synaptonemal complex. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 144:299-305 … MORE


April 08,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Jana Link
Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Uni Wien
"The nuclear lamina in C. elegans meiosis"
09.04.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


March 27,
2015

One new Ph.D. position


We have one vacancy for doctoral students. The position is open immediately at the Genome Haploidization Unit (Ricardo Benavente) … MORE


March 23,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Moritz Niemann
Universität Bern, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
"Functional proteomics and biochemistry: working together to unravel mitochondrial phenomena of African trypanosomes"
26.03.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


March 20,
2015

The journal Cytogenetic and Genome Research appointed Ricardo Benavente Editorial Board member.


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March 11,
2015

Microfluidics-based single cell analysis reveals drug-dependent motility changes in trypanosomes


Axel Hochstetter, Eric Stellamanns, Siddharth Deshpande, Sravanti Uppaluri, Markus Engstler and Thomas Pfohl
Microfluidics-based single cell analysis reveals drug-dependent motility changes in trypanosomes (2015) Lab on a Chip DOI: 10.1039/c5lc00124b … MORE


March 02,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Ada Olins and Prof. Dr. Don Olins
College of Pharmacy, University of New England, Portland, Maine, USA
"Nuclear Architecture in a Myeloid Leukemic Cell"
05.03.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


February 24,
2015

Structural and functional adaptations of the mammalian nuclear envelope to meet the meiotic requirements


Link, J., Jahn, D. and Alsheimer, M. (2015). Structural and functional adaptations of the mammalian nuclear envelope to meet the meiotic requirements. Nucleus, doi: 10.1080/19491034.2015.1004941 … MORE


February 03,
2015

Super-resolution imaging of the synaptonemal complex


Schücker, K., T. Holm, C. Franke, M. Sauer & R. Benavente: Elucidation of synaptonemal complex structure by super-resolution imaging with isotropic resolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112: doi:10.1073/pnas.1414814112 … MORE


February 02,
2015

BioSciences Würzburg


The interdisciplinary Department for Cell and Developmental Biology introduced to 2nd and 3rd years students … MORE


January 13,
2015

ZEB Seminar


PD Dr. Thomas Müller-Reichert
Medical Theoretical Center (MTZ), TU Dresden
"In and out of mitosis - Correlative light and electron microscopy for structural cell biology"
29.01.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


January 13,
2015

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Albrecht Müller
Molekulare Strahlenbiologie / Medizinische Strahlenkunde am Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Strahlenkunde und Zellforschung
"Getting to the root of Polycomb function in ESCs and HSCs"
15.01.2015, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


January 09,
2015

Simulating the Complex Cell Design of Trypanosoma brucei and its Motility


Typanosoma brucei is a uni-cellular parasite that causes sleeping sickness, a deadly disease for humans that also occurs in livestock. Alizadehrad et al. have developed an accurate, in silico model trypanosome using information from live cell analyses. … MORE


December 15,
2014

Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology


18.12.2014 Inaugural Lecture Series One … MORE

19.12.2014 Inaugural Lecture Series Two … MORE

09.01.2015 Inaugural Lecture Series Three … MORE

13.01.2015 Inaugural Lecture Series Four … MORE


December 11,
2014

Association Rates of Membrane-Coupled Cell Adhesion Molecules


Timo Bihr, Susanne Fenz, Erich Sackmann, Rudolf Merkel, Udo Seifert, Kheya Sengupta, Ana-Sunčana Smith
ABSTRACT Thus far, understanding how the confined cellular environment affects the lifetime of bonds, as well as the extraction of complexation rates, has been a major challenge in studies of cell adhesion. Based on a theoretical description of the growth curves of adhesion domains, we present a new (to our knowledge) method to measure the association rate kon of ligand-receptor pairs incorporated into lipid membranes. As a proof of principle, we apply this method to several systems. We find that the kon for the interaction of biotin with neutravidin is larger than that for integrin binding to RGD or sialyl Lewisx to E-selectin. Furthermore, we find kon to be enhanced by membrane fluctuations that increase the probability for encounters between the binders. The opposite effect on kon could be attributed to the presence of repulsive polymers that mimic the glycocalyx, which points to two potential mechanisms for controlling the speed of protein complexation during the cell recognition process. … MORE


December 01,
2014

ZEB Seminar


Katrin Heinze
Virchow Zentrum Würzburg
"Challenges and solutions in today's biomedical fluorescence imaging"
04.12.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 17,
2014

ZEB Seminar


Prof. Dr. Doris Heinrich
Institute of Physics, Uni Leiden
"Cell dynamics- from intracellular transport to artificial tissue"
20.11.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


November 17,
2014

Structure-guided mutational analysis reveals the functional requirements for product specificity of DOT1 enzymes.


Gülcin Dindar, Andreas M. Anger, Christine Mehlhorn, Sandra B. Hake & Christian J. Janzen
Nature communication 5, Article number: 5313 doi:10.1038/ncomms6313

DOT1 enzymes are conserved methyltransferases that catalyse the methylation of lysine 79 on histone H3. Most eukaryotes contain one DOT1 enzyme, whereas African trypanosomes have two homologues, DOT1A and DOT1B, with different enzymatic activities. We employed a trypanosomal nucleosome reconstitution system and structure-guided homology modelling to identify critical residues within and outside the catalytic centre that modulate product specificity of these enzymes. … MORE


November 12,
2014

Boveri’s microscopic slides back in Würzburg.


Famous cell biologist Joe Gall donates original slides to complete the unique selection of Boveri’s histological specimen in Würzburg. … MORE


November 11,
2014

CDK2 and the dynamics of telomeres and nuclear envelope proteins in meiotic cells


Viera, A., M. Alsheimer, R. Gómez, I. Berenguer, S. Ortega, C.E. Saymonds, D. Santamaría, R. Benavente & J.A. Suja: CDK2 regulates nuclear envelope protein dynamics and telomere attachment in mouse meiotic prophase. J. Cell Sci. doi:10.1242/jcs.154922 … MORE


November 06,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Falk Butter, Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz:
‘Quantitative Proteomics for Biology'
09:15 A102


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.


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


May 12,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Kevin Shyong Wei TAN
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore - Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology
"Exploiting Cell Death Pathways in Malaria Parasites for Accelerated Antimalarial Drug Discovery"
15.05.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


April 22,
2014

An AU-rich instability element in the 3'UTR mediates an increase in mRNA stability in response to expression of a dhh1 ATPase mutant


Kramer S, Carrington M. An AU-rich instability element in the 3'UTR mediates an increase in mRNA stability in response to expression of a dhh1 ATPase mutant. Translation 2014; 2:e28587; … MORE


March 26,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Christian Wegener
Neurobiology and Genetics, Uni Würzburg
"Mass spectrometric and (neuro)genetic analysis of peptidergic systems in the fruit fly Drosophila"
27.03.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


March 24,
2014

Evolution of Meiosis (3)


Fraune, J., M. Wiesner & R. Benavente: The synaptonemal complex of basal metazoan hydra: More similarities to vertebrate than invertebrate meiosis model organisms. J. Genet. Genomics 41:107-115 (2014) … MORE


March 17,
2014

Quantitation of Glucocorticoid Receptor DNA-Binding Dynamics by Single-Molecule Microscopy and FRAP


Femke L. Groeneweg, Martin E. van Royen, Susanne Fenz, Veer I. P. Keizer, Bart Geverts, Jurrien Prins, E. Ron de Kloet, Adriaan B. Houtsmuller, Thomas S. Schmidt, Marcel J. M. Schaaf Research Article | published 14 Mar 2014 | PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0090532 … MORE


March 05,
2014

From nomad to scientist


Our DFG-funded collaborative research project with icipe in Nairobi, Kenya, provides unique opportunities for young African scientist. The story of Joel Bargul is a truly amazing example … MORE


February 28,
2014

Analysis of Meiosis in SUN1 Deficient Mice Reveals a Distinct Role of SUN2 in Mammalian Meiotic LINC Complex Formation and Function


Link, J., Leubner, M., Schmitt, J., Göb, E., Benavente, R., Jeang, K.T., Xu, R., and Alsheimer, M. (2014). Analysis of Meiosis in SUN1 Deficient Mice Reveals a Distinct Role of SUN2 in Mammalian Meiotic LINC Complex Formation and Function. PLoS Genet. 10: e1004099. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004099 … MORE


February 10,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Billy Sperlich
Professur für Sportwissenschaft (Schwerpunkt Prävention Rehabilitation/ Sportökologie) am Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft insbesondere Sportpädagogik an der Uni Würzburg
"(New) Stimuli in Exercise Science: Micro and Macro Responses during and after High Intensity Exercise"
13.02.2014, 9.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


February 04,
2014

Tailored cell models out of microsomes


Cell-free synthesis of membrane proteins: Tailored cell models out of microsomes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Dec 25. pii: S0005-2736(13)00448-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2013.12.009. [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


February 03,
2014

Zuwachs


Am 01.02.2014 erblickte Maximilian, der Sohn von Kathrin Eberhardt, (mit 3940 Gramm, 53 cm Größe) die Welt.


January 30,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Frank Förster
Lehrstuhl für Bioinformatik, Uni Würzburg
"Tardigrade genomics and dealing with the challenges of third generation sequencing"


January 16,
2014

ZEB-Seminar


Prof. Dr. Holger Stark
Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Berlin
"Exploring the world of microswimmers: A physicist's view"


January 07,
2014

Master student from Versailles University


We welcome Adrien Blisnick from Versailles University, France!
He will spend the next 5 month in the Cellular Dynamics Unit to perform exciting research for his master thesis.


December 20,
2013

Susanne Kramer


RNA in development: how ribonucleoprotein granules regulate the life cycles of pathogenic protozoa Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2013 Dec 11. doi: 10.1002/wrna.1207. [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


December 12,
2013

Functional characterization of histone chaperones in Trypanosoma brucei


Pascoalino B, Dindar G, Vieira-da-Rocha JP, Machado CR, Janzen CJ, Schenkman S. Characterization of two different Asf1 histone chaperones with distinct cellular localizations and functions in Trypanosoma brucei.
(2013) Nucleic Acids Res. Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


December 03,
2013

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Davod Alizadehrad, TU Berlin
"Mesoscale hydrodynamic simulation of Trypanosoma brucei flagellar motility in bulk and heterogeneous fluid"


November 19,
2013

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Brooke Morriswood
Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Universitaet Wien
"Conservation and uniqueness in the eukaryotic cytoskeleton: a trypanosome`s perspective"


November 18,
2013


Congratulations to PD Dr. Manfred Alsheimer who has been appointed apl. Professor


November 18,
2013

Meiotic Recombination Machinery


Luo, M., F. Yang, N.A. Leu, J. Landaiche, M.A. Handel, R. Benavente, S. La Salle & P.J. Wang: MEIOB exhibits single-stranded DNA-binding and exonuclease activities and is essential for mammalian meiosis. Nat. Commun. 4:2788(2013) … MORE


October 25,
2013

Zuwachs


Am 25.10.2013 erblickte Jonathan, der Sohn von Dr. Susanne Kramer, (mit 3485 Gramm, 52 cm Größe) die Welt.


September 25,
2013

BAYLAT exchange student


A warm welcome to Alejandra Patino Figueroa from Jalisco, Mexico. She will do a 5 months internship in our department supported by the BAYLAT Bavaria-Jalisco program.


September 11,
2013

Evolution of Meiosis (2)


Fraune, J., C. Brochier-Armanet, M. Alsheimer & R. Benavente: Phylogenies of central element proteins reveal the dynamic evolutionary history of the mammalian synaptonemal complex: Ancient and recent components. Genetics 2013, doi:10.1534/genetics.113.156679 [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


June 21,
2013

Zuwachs


Am 14.06.2013 um 17:23 Uhr erblickte der Sohn von Dr. Susanne Fenz (mit 3200 Gramm, 50 cm Größe) die Welt.


May 24,
2013

SCD6 induces RNP granule formation in trypanosomes in a translation-independent manner, regulated by its LSM and RGG domains


Krüger T, Hofweber M, Kramer S. … MORE


May 21,
2013

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Alexander Klimovich, University of Kiel:
'Stem cells and cancer: as old as multicellularity'
23.5.2013, 9:15, A103

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May 15,
2013

ZEB-Seminar


Prof. Dr. Mark Field, University of Cambridge, UK:
'Pores, laminas and antigenic variation'.
17.5.2013 13:30 A102

… MORE


April 16,
2013

Landessieger "Jugend Forscht"


Mit der Arbeit "Supramolekulare Wirt-Gast-Komplexe als Fluoreszenzmarker in der Tumordiagnostik und Therapie" wurde Gabriel Salg vom Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium Hösbach jetzt "Jugend Forscht" Landessieger in Bayern. Die mikroskopischen Analysen haben Gebriel Salg zusammen mit seinem Chemielehrer Roland Full und dem ehemaligen Schüler Robert Hock am konfokalen Laserscanningmikroskop hier am Lehrstuhl durchgeführt. … MORE


April 04,
2013

Funding for collaboration with Kenya


As one of few "German-African Cooperation projects in Infectology" our joint research with ICIPE in Nairobi has received generous funding by the DFG. We are grateful for the unique opportunity to further develop the long-term collaboration with our partners in Kenya.


March 18,
2013

Summer School


Modern Methods in Infection Biology
September 10th - 13th 2013
Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg Germany
application deadline: July 31st, 2013
… MORE


February 06,
2013

The Nuclear Lamina: A Key Factor for Mammalian Meiosis and Fertility


Link J, Jahn D, Schmitt J, Göb E, Baar J, Ortega S, Benavente R and Alsheimer M (2013). The Meiotic Nuclear Lamina Regulates Chromosome Dynamics and Promotes Efficient Homologous Recombination in the Mouse. PLoS Genet. 9, e1003261. … MORE


February 06,
2013

For the first time tsetse flies have hatched in our laboratory!


The pupae came from our collaborators at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
An exciting new research project - headed by Ines Subota - seeks to detail the physics of trypanosome motion within tsetse. See our spontaneous "splatter" video of the mean blood-sucking insects here. … MORE


February 04,
2013

Neue und neu strukturierte Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester.


Aufgrund der regen Nachfrage passen wir unser Lehrangebot pünktlich zum Sommersemester erneut an: Das Nadelöhr „F1-Seminar“ im Masterstudium wurde durch eine Zusatzveranstaltung „entschärft“. Im Bachelorstudium bieten wir erstmals ein Entwicklungsbiologie-Praktikum im Bereich „Biologie für Fortgeschrittene“ an. Unser SBW1-Kurs wurde neu strukturiert, ergänzt und wird als äquivalent zu „Biologie für Fortgeschrittene“ anerkannt … MORE


February 04,
2013

Differential Localization of the Two T. brucei Poly(A) Binding Proteins to the Nucleus and RNP Granules Suggests Binding to Distinct mRNA Pools


Susanne Kramer, Bridget Bannerman-Chukualim, Louise Ellis, Elizabeth A. Boulden, Steve Kelly, Mark C. Field, Mark Carrington … MORE


January 07,
2013

The Role of Nuclear Envelope Bridging Complexes in Meiosis and Postmeiotic Differentiation


Kracklauer, M.P., Link, J., and Alsheimer, M. (2013). LINCing the Nuclear Envelope to Gametogenesis. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol.102, 127-157. … MORE


November 29,
2012

How lipid-anchored proteins move


Abuillan, W, Vorobiev, A, Hartel, A, Jones, NG, Engstler, M, Tanaka, M

Quantitative determination of the lateral density and intermolecular correlation between proteins anchored on the membrane surfaces using grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering and grazing incidence X-ray fluorescence.
J. Chem. Phys. 137, 204907 (2012); … MORE


November 27,
2012

How to unravel the host adaptation machinery of Trypanosoma brucei


Butter F, Bucerius F, Michel M, Cicova Z, Mann M, Janzen CJ. Comparative proteomics of two life cycle stages of stable isotope-labeled Trypanosoma brucei reveals novel components of the parasite's host adaptation machinery. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]


November 16,
2012

Trypanosome Motion Represents an Adaptation to the Crowded Environment of the Vertebrate Bloodstream.


Heddergott N, Krüger T, Babu SB, Wei A, Stellamanns E, Uppaluri, S., Pfohl, T., Stark, H., Engstler, M. (2012) PLoS Pathog 8(11): e1003023. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003023 … MORE


November 15,
2012

Alterations in DRBD3 Ribonucleoprotein Complexes in Response to Stress in Trypanosoma brucei


Fernández-Moya SM, García-Pérez A, Kramer S, Carrington M, Estévez AM.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48870. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048870. Epub 2012
Nov 8.


November 8,
2012

ZEB-Seminar


Prof. Dr. Matthias Weiss, Universität Bayreuth:
'Sorting out protein traffic in living cells '.
14:45 A102


October 29,
2012

Bachelor-Arbeiten im Frühjahr 2013


Bewerben Sie sich jetzt direkt bei den jeweiligen Dozenten … MORE


October 29,
2012

Jugend forscht


Die beiden Bundessieger von 2011 vom Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium in Hösbach, Nicolas Scheidig und Gabriel Salg, arbeiten an ihrem gegenwärtigen neuen Projekt auch am Lehrstuhl für Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie. Diesmal geht es um Makrozyklen und Fluoreszenz. … MORE


October 18,
2012

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Susanne Fenz, Universität Würzburg:
'Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy: meet the new machine'


October 12,
2012

Ein Festakt für Boveri


Am 12. Oktober jährt sich der Geburtstag von Theodor Boveri zum 150. Mal. Der bedeutende Zellbiologe hatte von 1893 bis 1915 eine Professur an der Universität Würzburg inne. Zum Jubiläum findet am Biozentrum ein Symposium statt mit fünf Referenten … MORE


September 26,
2012

Chromosome Biology in Würzburg and Montevideo


Benavente R: Sobre los hombros de Theodor Boveri y Francisco A. Sáez.
Uruguay Ciencia 2012, 15:21-23 … MORE


September 25,
2012

Evolution of meiosis


Fraune J, M Alsheimer, JN Volff, K Busch, S Fraune, TCG Bosch & R Benavente:
Hydra meiosis reveals unexpected conservation of structural synaptonemal complex proteins across metazoans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1206875109 [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


September 20,
2012

Flow Loading Induces Oscillatory Trajectories in a Bloodstream Parasite


Uppaluri S, Heddergott N, Stellamanns E, Herminghaus S, Zöttl A, Stark H,
Engstler M, Pfohl T.
Biophysical Journal, Volume 103, Issue 6, 1162-1169 … MORE


September 19,
2012

Progerin-like A-type lamin identified in the commonly used laminopathic Lmna-/- mouse model.


Jahn D, Schramm S, Schnölzer M, Heilmann CJ, de Koster CG, Schütz W, Benavente R, Alsheimer M. A truncated lamin A in the Lmna-/- mouse line: Implications for the understanding of laminopathies. Nucleus. 2012 Sep 1;3(5). [Epub ahead of print] … MORE


September 17,
2012

Protein diffusion measurements on live African trypanosomes


Harrington JM, Scelsi C, Hartel A, Jones NG, Engstler M, Capewell P, MacLeod A, Hajduk S. Novel African Trypanocidal Agents: Membrane Rigidifying Peptides. PLoS ONE 2012, 7(9): e44384.


September 12,
2012

Bachelor/Master position available


2 Bachelor or 1 Masterproject: Single-Molecule Microscopy

Bachelorproject: Cell-Free Protein Expression


September 10,
2012

Histone modifications and replication control


Gassen A, Brechtefeld D, Schandry N, Arteaga-Salas JM, Israel L, Imhof A, Janzen CJ DOT1A-dependent H3K76 methylation is required for replication regulation in Trypanosoma brucei.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22941659


August 8,
2012

Ph.D. position available


We have one vacancy for doctoral students. The position is open at the Nuclear Structure and Dynamics Lab (Manfred Alsheimer). Scheduled starting October/November 2012.
Send full application to alsheimer(at)biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de
For more information about the project see … MORE


July 23,
2012

COMING SOON


Autumn Workshop
for PhD, BSc and MSc Students
October 23rd - 26th 2012
University of Würzburg, Germany
… MORE


July 23,
2012

COMING SOON


European Meeting on Gene Expression
in Trypanosoma brucei
Friday September 14th - Sunday September 16th, 2012
University of Würzburg, Germany
… MORE


July 12,
2012

Neuer Wirkstoff gegen tropische Parasiten


"Synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationships of New Quinolone-Type Molecules against Trypanosoma brucei", Georg Hiltensperger, Nicola G. Jones, Sabine Niedermeier, August Stich, Marcel Kaiser, Jamin Jung, Sebastian Puhl, Alexander Damme, Holger Braunschweig, Lorenz Meinel, Markus Engstler, and Ulrike Holzgrabe. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, 55 (6), pp 2538-2548. … MORE


July 02,
2012

New junior research group


Starting from today Susanne Fenz will build up a new junior research group focusing on Physics of the Cell.
"I see my group at the interface of biomimetics/material science and cell biology addressing, from a physicist's point of view, how cell-cell adhesion, motility and invasion are linked together by universal rules. To achieve my goal, I combine various innovative microscopy-based experimental strategies in model systems and life cells."


June 06,
2012

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. Luisa Figueiredo from Lissabon talks about "Chromatin dynamics and antigenic variation in African trypanosomes" … MORE

Wednesday, 13.06.12, 12:15 A102


May 22,
2012

3D Motility Analysis of Trypanosoma brucei


Weiße S, Heddergott N, Heydt M, Pflästerer D, Maier T, Haraszti T, Grunze M, Engstler M, Rosenhahn A. A Quantitative 3D Motility Analysis of Trypanosoma brucei by Use of Digital In-line Holographic Microscopy. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37296. Epub 2012 May 22.


May 21,
2012

ZEB-Seminar


Dr. David Horn, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
'RNAi libraries for high throughput decoding of drug efficacy and resistance in the African trypanosome'
12:00 A102


May 11,
2012

Medaille "Bene Merenti" posthum für Norbert Wilken


Die Julius-Maximilians-Universität verleiht Norbert Wilken posthum die Medaille "Bene Merenti" in Silber für seine herausragende Arbeit.


May 08,
2012

PhD position in the Kramer lab has now been filled


The PhD position in the Kramer lab has now been filled. We look very much forward to welcome Susheela Behera from Jammy & Kashmir (India) in July.


April 17,
2012

Visualize Replication


Doris Kaufmann, Alwine Gassen, Andreas Maiser, Heinrich Leonhardt und Christian J. Janzen (2012)
Regulation and spatial organization of PCNA in Trypanosoma brucei. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Mar 23;419(4):698-702. Epub 2012 Feb 21.


April 10,
2012

One new Ph.D. position


We have one vacancy for doctoral students. The position is open immediately at the Genome Haploidization Unit (Ricardo Benavente) … MORE


April 4,
2012

New electron microscopes


A proposal submitted by Markus Engstler to the DFG’s Major Research Instrumentation Programme has been fully approved. We can now purchase high-resolution transmission and scanning electron microscopes as well as instrumentation for e.g. high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution. The microscopes will supplement the existing equipment at the Biocenter.


April 2,
2012

Two new Ph.D. positions


We have two vacancies for doctoral students. One position is open immediately at the Cellular Dynamics Unit (Markus Engstler) and the other is offered by Susanne Kramer starting July, 1st, 2012. … MORE


March 22,
2012

Experimental Cell Research: Special issue 'Chromosome Biology'


Johanna Fraune, Sabine Schramm, Manfred Alsheimer, Ricardo Benavente (2012) The mammalian synaptonemal complex: Protein components, assembly and role in meiotic recombination. Exp. Cell Res. doi. 10.1016/j.yexcr.2012.02.018


March 16,
2012

Poster prize


Congratulations to Gülcin Dindar, PhD student in the Janzen lab. She received the prize for the best poster presentation at the annual meeting of the German Society for Parasitology (DGP) in Heidelberg.


February 28,
2012

Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics


Markus Engstler, Niko Heddergott, Tim Krüger, Eric Stellamanns, Sravanti Uppaluri and Thomas Pfohl (2012). African Trypanosomes as Model System for Functional Analyses of Microbial Motility. In C. Tropea and H. Bleckmann (Eds.): Nature-Inspired Fluid Mechanics, NNFM 119, pp. 43-61.


July 02,
2011

Our friend and colleague Dr. Norbert Wilken has passed away.