"We currently seek for highly motivated students in Biology, Bioinformatics, Physics, or a related research area to perform a Master thesis in our group. If you are interested please contact PD Dr. U. Terpitz." 

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ulrich Terpitz


Since 2011Lecturer and Groupleader, Department of Biotechnology & Biophysics(Biocenter), University of Würzburg, Germany
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005-2009 PhD in Biochemistry, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University and Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2004 Research Assistant, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico
2001-2004Study of Biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
1998-2001 Study of Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany

List of publications

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2019[ to top ]

  • Panzer, S., Brych, A., Batschauer, A., Terpitz, U.: Opsin 1 and Opsin 2 of the Corn Smut Fungus Ustilago maydis Are Green Light-Driven Proton Pumps.Frontiers in Microbiology.10, (2019).

2018[ to top ]

  • Brunk, M., Sputh, S., Doose, S., van de Linde, S., Terpitz, U.: HyphaTracker: An ImageJ toolbox for time-resolved analysis of spore germination in filamentous fungi.Scientific Reports.8,605-- (2018).
  • Adam, A., Deimel, S., Pardo-Medina, J., García-Martínez, J., Konte, T., Limón, M., Avalos, J., Terpitz, U.: Protein Activity of the Fusarium fujikuroi Rhodopsins CarO and OpsA and Their Relation to Fungus–Plant Interaction.International Journal of Molecular Sciences.19,215 (2018).
  • Neubert, F., Beliu, G., Terpitz, U., Werner, C., Geis, C., Sauer, M., Doose, S.: Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry Enables Site-specific Fluorescence Labeling of Functional NMDA Receptors for Super-Resolution Imaging.Angewandte Chemie International Edition.57,16364--16369 (2018).

2017[ to top ]

  • Ziegler, S., Weiss, E., Schmitt, A.-L., Schlegel, J., Burgert, A., Terpitz, U., Sauer, M., Moretta, L., Sivori, S., Leonhardt, I., Kurzai, O., Einsele, H., Loeffler, J.: CD56 Is a Pathogen Recognition Receptor on Human Natural Killer Cells.Scientific Reports.7,6138-- (2017).

2016[ to top ]

  • Feldbauer, K., Schlegel, J., Weissbecker, J., Sauer, F., Wood, P.G., Bamberg, E., Terpitz, U.: Optochemokine Tandem for Light-Control of Intracellular Ca2+.PLoS ONE.11,e0165344-- (2016).
  • Konte, T., Terpitz, U., Plemenitas, A.: Reconstruction of the high-osmolarity glycerol (HOG) signaling pathway from the halophilic fungus Wallemia ichthyophaga in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Frontiers in Microbiology.7, (2016).

2015[ to top ]

  • Terpitz, U.: Ein Rhodopsin des Pilzes Fusarium fujikuroi reguliert die Sporenkeimung.Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau.68,465-466 (2015).
  • García-Martínez, J., Brunk, M., Avalos, J., Terpitz, U.: The CarO rhodopsin of the fungus Fusarium fujikuroi is a light-driven proton pump that retards spore germination.Sci. Rep.5, (2015).

2013[ to top ]

  • Terpitz, U., Sukhorukov, V.L., Zimmermann, D.: Prototype for Automatable, Dielectrophoretically-Accessed Intracellular Membrane-Potential Measurements by Metal Electrodes.ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies.11,9-16 (2013).

2012[ to top ]

  • Terpitz, U., Letschert, S., Bonda, U., Spahn, C., Guan, C., Sauer, M., Zimmermann, U., Bamberg, E., Zimmermann, D., Sukhorukov, V.: Dielectric Analysis and Multi-cell Electrofusion of the Yeast Pichia pastoris for Electrophysiological Studies.Journal of Membrane Biology.1-12 (2012).

2011[ to top ]

  • Kleinlogel, S., Terpitz, U., Legrum, B., Gokbuget, D., Boyden, E.S., Bamann, C., Wood, P.G., Bamberg, E.: A gene-fusion strategy for stoichiometric and co-localized expression of light-gated membrane proteins.Nat Meth.8,1083--1088 (2011).

2010[ to top ]

  • Terpitz, U., Zimmermann, D.: Isolation of guard cells from fresh epidermis using a piezo-power microdissection system with vibration-attenuated needles.BIOTECHNIQUES.48,68-70 (2010).

2008[ to top ]

  • Zimmermann, D., Kiesel, M., Terpitz, U., Zhou, A., Reuss, R., Kraus, J., Schenk, W.A., Bamberg, E., Sukhorukov, V.L.: A combined patch-clamp and electrorotation study of the voltage- and frequency-dependent membrane capacitance caused by structurally dissimilar lipophilic anions.JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE BIOLOGY.221,107-121 (2008).
  • Terpitz, U., Raimunda, D., Westhoff, M., Sukhorukov, V.L., Beauge, L., Bamberg, E., Zimmermann, D.: Electrofused giant protoplasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a novel system for electrophysiological studies on membrane proteins.BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES.1778,1493-1500 (2008).
  • Zimmermann, D., Zhou, A., Kiesel, M., Feldbauer, K., Terpitz, U., Haase, W., Schneider-Hohendorf, T., Bamberg, E., Sukhorukov, V.L.: Effects on capacitance by overexpression of membrane proteins.BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS.369,1022-1026 (2008).

2006[ to top ]

  • Terpitz, U., Kothe, E.: Diversity and adaptation of soil fungi in an ecosystem with contamination originating from a phosphate fertilizer plant.JOURNAL OF APPLIED BOTANY AND FOOD QUALITY-ANGEWANDTE BOTANIK.80,187-193 (2006).
  • Zimmermann, D., Terpitz, U., Zhou, A., Reuss, R., Mueller, K., Sukhorukov, V.L., Gessner, P., Nagel, G., Zimmermann, U., Bamberg, E.: Biophysical characterisation of electrofused giant HEK293-cells as a novel electrophysiological expression system.BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS.348,673-681 (2006).