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Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin lab aims to understand in molecular detail how cells polarize, organize their cytoskeleton and their membrane to achieve growth, division and fusion. To this end, they use a combination of quantitative live-cell imaging, electron microscopy, genetic and biochemical approaches.

Nicolas Thomæ

Nicolas Thomä

The Thomä lab focuses on the structure and function of macromolecular machines at the interface of chromatin biology and ubiquitin biology. Recent work from the laboratory illustrated how transcription factor operate in the context of chromatin, and how endogenous and synthetic small molecules drive the degradation of transcription factors and other cellular proteins by leveraging the ubiquitin proteasome system.

Kathrin Lang

Kathrin Lang

Lang’s general research interests strive to develop new tools to study and control biological systems. Her group is especially active in enabling and advancing approaches to expand the genetic code and in developing new in vivo chemistries that are amenable to physiological conditions. This combination is ideally suited to address unmet challenges in studying and manipulating biological processes with a new level of spatial, temporal and molecular precision.

Andreas Boland

Andreas Boland

The Boland lab aims to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell cycle regulation as well as signal transduction by membrane proteins in health and diseasework at the intersection of Structural Biology, Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemical Biology. Their research leverages the latest developments in cryogenic electron microscopy (cryoEM) and uses complementary biophysical techniques (proteomics, light-microscopy, microfluidics, etc.).

Angela Steinauer

Angela Steinauer

Angela Steinauer’s lab focuses on the engineering of non-viral, protein-based nanocarriers for targeted RNA delivery. Inspired by viral nucleic acid-protein assemblies, her group adopts a bottom-up approach and utilizes protein design, biomolecular engineering, and directed evolution to construct carriers with tailored functionalities.

Ross Milton

Research in the Milton Group seeks to couple metalloenzymes that catalyze important reductive reactions to electrodes, in order to study their electron transfer/catalytic mechanisms and ultimately aid the development of new biotechnologies (and bio-inspired technologies).

Milena Maria Schuhmacher

Milena Schuhmacher

The Schuhmacher Lab is interested in answering outstanding questions in membrane biology. Their chemical biology approach opens the door to investigate the so far mostly invisible and thus secret work of lipids. In particular, they would like to understand the biological role of lipid diversity and their impact on signaling processes.

Anne-Claude Gavin

Anne-Claude Gavin

Pioneering in the development of novel (bio)chemical methods to map cellular protein-lipid interaction networks, the Gavin group has a strong research interest in the study of lipid metabolism and the regulation of cellular membranes homeostasis, with a special focus on the machinery involved in the creation and maintenance of lipid gradients in eukaryotic cells, and the study of mechanisms by which lipid signatures are sensed and “read” by effector proteins.

Pabl Rivera-Fuentes

Pablo Rivera-Fuentes

Pablo Rivera-Fuentes lab, draws from the fields of organic synthesis, molecular biology, protein engineering, single-molecule imaging, and artificial intelligence to develop small-molecule and protein tools to study the subcellular compartementalization of biological processes. Current research lines in our lab include the characterization of the redox states of mammalian organelles, the creation of chemigenetic markers and sensors for in vivo imaging, and the development of single-molecule peptide and protein identification technologies.

Sascha Hoogendoorn

Sascha Hoogendoorn

Sascha Hoogendoorn lab aims to study and perturb cellular signalling, with a particular interest in the primary cilium and the Hedgehog signalling pathway. Her research combines organic chemistry with cell biology and CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing to develop molecules that enable further dissection and manipulation of ciliary signalling.