Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology (Zoology I)


    VSG surface coat dynamics

    The VSG coat of trypanosomes is densely packed and yet highly dynamic. This enables both, efficient shielding of underlying proteins from immune recognition as well as VSG recycling, antibody clearance and coat exchange. Understanding these contradictory attributes is of key interest of our research. I apply super-resolution techniques to image cellular membrane structures with high resolution and use single-particle tracking of VSGs in living trypanosomes and defined artificial bilayers to understand the unique properties of the trypanosome VSG coat.


    Room C148

    Tel ++49 93131 88868



    Lehrstuhl für Zoologie I - Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    Phone: +49 931 31-84250
    Fax: +49 931 31-84252

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