"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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2021 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    Trinks, N., Reinhard, S., Drobny, M., Heilig, L., Löffler, J., Sauer, M., Terpitz, U.: Subdiffraction-resolution fluorescence imaging of immunological synapse formation between NK cells and A. fumigatus by expansion microscopy. Communications Biology. 4, 1151- (2021).
  • 2.
    Panzer, S., Zhang, C., Konte, T., Bräuer, C., Diemar, A., Yogendran, P., Yu-Strzelczyk, J., Nagel, G., Gao, S., Terpitz, U.: Modified Rhodopsins From Aureobasidium pullulans Excel With Very High Proton-Transport Rates. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 8, (2021).
  • 3.
    Sputh, S., Panzer, S., Stigloher, C., Terpitz, U.: Superaufgelöste Mikroskopie: Pilze unter Beobachtung. BIOspektrum. 27, 380–382 (2021).
  • 4.
    Lehmann, J., Jørgensen, M.E., Fratz, S., Müller, H.M., Kusch, J., Scherzer, S., Navarro-Retamal, C., Mayer, D., Böhm, J., Konrad, K.R., Terpitz, U., Dreyer, I., Mueller, T.D., Sauer, M., Hedrich, R., Geiger, D., Maierhofer, T.: Acidosis-induced activation of anion channel SLAH3 in the flooding-related stress response of Arabidopsis. Current Biology. (2021).
  • 5.
    Brych, A., Haas, F.B., Parzefall, K., Panzer, S., Schermuly, J., Altmüller, J., Engelsdorf, T., Terpitz, U., Rensing, S.A., Kiontke, S., Batschauer, A.: Coregulation of gene expression by White collar 1 and phytochrome in Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 103570- (2021).
  • 6.
    Yu, Y., Wolf, A.-K., Thusek, S., Heinekamp, T., Bromley, M., Krappmann, S., Terpitz, U., Voigt, K., Brakhage, A.A., Beilhack, A.: Direct Visualization of Fungal Burden in Filamentous Fungus-Infected Silkworms, (2021).
  • 7.
    Hassan, M.I.A., Keller, M., Hillger, M., Binder, U., Reuter, S., Herold, K., Telagathoti, A., Dahse, H.-M., Wicht, S., Trinks, N., Nietzsche, S., Deckert-Gaudig, T., Deckert, V., Mrowka, R., Terpitz, U., Peter Saluz, H., Voigt, K.: The impact of episporic modification of Lichtheimia corymbifera on virulence and interaction with phagocytes. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 19, 880–896 (2021).

2020 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    Weiss, E., Schlegel, J., Terpitz, U., Weber, M., Linde, J., Schmitt, A.-L., Hünniger, K., Marischen, L., Gamon, F., Bauer, J., Löffler, C., Kurzai, O., Morton, C.O., Sauer, M., Einsele, H., Loeffler, J.: Reconstituting NK Cells After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Show Impaired Response to the Fungal Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Frontiers in Immunology. 11, (2020).
  • 2.
    Götz, R., Panzer, S., Trinks, N., Eilts, J., Wagener, J., Turrà, D., Di Pietro, A., Sauer, M., Terpitz, U.: Expansion Microscopy for Cell Biology Analysis in Fungi. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, (2020).

2019 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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).
  • 2.
    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).
  • 3.
    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).

2017 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    Feldbauer, K., Schlegel, J., Weissbecker, J., Sauer, F., Wood, P.G., Bamberg, E., Terpitz, U.: Optochemokine Tandem for Light-Control of Intracellular Ca<sup>2+</sup>. PLoS ONE. 11, e0165344- (2016).
  • 2.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    Terpitz, U.: Ein Rhodopsin des Pilzes Fusarium fujikuroi reguliert die Sporenkeimung. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau. 68, 465–466 (2015).
  • 2.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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).
  • 2.
    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).
  • 3.
    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 [ nach oben ]

  • 1.
    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).
  • 2.
    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).