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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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February 21,
2017

ZEB Seminar


Dr. Sam Dean
Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, University of Oxford
"“Composition and function of the trypanosome flagellum transition zone."
23.02.2017, 09.15 Uhr, Biozentrum, Hörsaal A103


February 14,
2017

Let’s get fISSical! Review article on trypanosome cell biology and synchronisation


A new review article from Brooke Morriswood and Markus Engstler on analysis of the cell division cycle in trypanosomes and methods for their synchronisation.
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January 10,
2017

Live-cell super-resolution imaging of intrinsically fast moving flagellates


M Glogger, S Stichler, I Subota, S Bertlein, M-C Spindler, J Teßmar, J Groll, M Engstler and S F Fenz

Recent developments in super-resolution microscopy make it possible to resolve structures in biological cells at a spatial resolution of a few nm and observe dynamical processes with a temporal resolution of ms to μs. However, the optimal structural resolution requires repeated illumination cycles and is thus limited to chemically fixed cells. For live cell applications … MORE


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


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