October, 2023: Celebrating our ERC Starting Grant ‘CROSSTALK’ 🙂

The project deals with the interactions between microtubules and intermediate filaments – two cytoskeletal filaments with contrasting structural, mechanical, and dynamic properties. We postulate that their complementarity enables cells to combine two seemingly contradicting properties: mechanical stability on the one hand, and dynamic adaptability on the other. Opposites attract!

 We will be looking for PhD candidates / postdocs soon. Stay tuned!

January, 2023: Mariana Romeiro Motta joined the lab on a collaborative project with Olivier Hamant (Lyon, France). Welcome!

 November 16th, 2021: Dyuthi and Subham won the 1st and 3rd price of this year’s CRC 1027 photo competition. Congratulations!


 September 15th, 2021: Shweta, our new PhD student, joined the lab to work on our CRC 1027 project. Welcome Shweta!


 May 24th, 2021: Our CRC 1027 project on microtubules has been approved. Yay! 🙂



May 1st, 2021: Subham Biswas and Dyuthi Sreekumar have joined the lab as PhD students. Welcome!

 December 9th, 2020: We are happy to welcome Ramona Grünewald who will join our team in January as lab technician!