Prof. Isabel Roditi will join us!

April 11th, 2024

Isabel won an ERC Advanced grant and decided to work with us! Fantastic news!

Dr. Nadine Weisert

March 19th, 2024

Nadine defended her PhD thesis on telomere-associated proteins. We are so proud of you!!!


Shaping the highly-fluid nuclear membrane microenvironment supports meiotic telomere dynamics

March 14th, 2024

New paper derived form a fruitful collaboration with Hiroki Shibuya’s lab in Gothenburg/Sweden on AdipoR2 function in meiotic telomere and chromosome dynamics


Dr. Fabian Link

February 14th, 2024

My sweet valentine! Many congratulations to Fabian on successfully defending his PhD thesis.

Unhappy with your antibody signal?

December 2nd, 2023

Try out streptavidin-imaging, AI-audio-summarized here !


The discovery of a new life cycle stage in tryanosomes

November 23rd, 2023

Laura Hauf's and Chris Reuter's Paper on tsetse-transmission of trypansomes to advanced skin models is published! Congratulations!


Dr. Alyssa Bergmann Borges

October 17th, 2023

Alyssa successfully defended her PhD thesis on the endo-lysosomal system of Trypanosoma brucei. Many congratulations!

Physics of Microbial Motility

October 4th -6th, 2023

We are hosting the 2nd workshop of the EU-ITN PHYMOT, a 3-day international meeting celebrating the movement of microbes


Dr. Jaime Lisack with her PhD examiners

September 27th, 2023

The brand new Dr. Jamie Lisack with her PhD advisory commitee consisting of Markus Engstler and Alvaro Acosta-Serrano from the University of Notre Dame, USA and Philip Kollmannsberger from the HHU Düsseldorf.


Dr. Jaime Lisack

September 27th, 2023

The newest addition to the Engstler lab alumni. Congratulations!

PhD position available

September 19th, 2023

Open PhD position in the Kramer lab! If you like to work as part of an international team on the unique Kinetoplastida mRNA decapping enzyme, please apply to Susanne Kramer. More details on the project are here.


Biology lab technician training completed! Congratulations!

July 18th, 2023

Nico Ankenbrand (left) and Daniel Bardolf (right) successfully completed their BTA training. Congratulations! We wish them all the best or their future careers!

ALPH1 is not alone...

June 13th, 2023

Check out on its friends!

Dr. Elisabeth Meiser and her 'narrow escape problem'

June 1st, 2023

Dr Eli Meiser is the latest graduate of the Fenz Lab. Very well done Eli!!

LeishBASEedit is now published in eLife

May 24h, 2023

Check out Tom's new method for gene editing and scalable functional genomic screening in Leishmania species.

Hanna's paper on SUN4 is now published in JCS

24th February 2023

"SUN4 is a spermatid type II inner nuclear membrane protein that forms heteromeric assemblies with SUN3 and interacts with lamin B3"

New preprint from Tom Beneke (Engstler group)

December 8th, 2022

Tom Beneke developed a CRISPR/Cas9 cytosine base editor toolbox for Leishmania that enables for the first time functional genetic screens via delivery of plasmid libraries. Check it out!

To pull or to BioID?

November, 23, 2022

It depends ... read Claudias Paper to find out. And Happy Birthday Claudia!

Memento Research Prize 2022

20th October 2022

Markus Engstler receives the Memento Research Prize in Berlin


October 6th, 2022

Fabian Link won the prize for the best talk. Congratulations!

Seven in Woods Hole

September, 13-17, 2022

Seven of us presented at the Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology Meeting (KMCBM IX) in Woods Hole (MA, USA)

спасибо GORBI

30th August 2022

... the Kramer lab would not exist without you.


H. Paul Voorheis

July, 30th, 2022

A great scientist and truly great human being has left us. We will never forget you. Rest in peace, Paul.

Marius made it!

July 20th, 2022

Congratulations on successfully completing the biology laboratory assistant training!

Dr. Smita Sutrave

Our TrypClub speaker on Thursday 9th June will be Dr. Smita Sutrave from the Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung.

"The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: at a glance"

New preprint from the Morriswood lab

(March 16th, 2022)

A characterisation of the TbSmee1 protein, with intriguing observations on cargo entry into trypanosomes.

Fun fact: 100% of the data for this preprint were obtained by undergraduates!


Prof. Daniel Chourrout

May 18, 2022 -- A103, 03:30 p.m.

Prof. Daniel Chourrout (Sars Centre, University of Bergen, Norway)

"Genomic Turbulence near Vertebrates"

We are building the PoP-site

May 9th 2022

The DFG-SPP 2332 'Physics of Parasitism' goes online


Dr. Christian Reuter

December 8th, 2021

Chris has already graduated in December. Time to put this in the news ;-)

New preprint from the Alsheimer lab

April 14th, 2022

Hanna's work on Sun4 topology and interactions is now posted on the preprint server


We welcome new people

April 1st, 2022

Five new researchers in our department: Franziska Schönhofer (B.A., Jones-Engstler), Nashmil Aslam (PhD, Jones-Engstler), Antonia Konle (PhD, Morriswood), Tom Beneke (Postdoc, Engstler) and Jose Carlos Quilles (Postdoc, Kramer).


Evolution of Sex Chromosomes: new interesting insights into Y-chromosome degeneration in the Swamp Guppy

March 25th, 2022

A new paper derived from a fruitful collaboration with our colleagues from the physiological chemistry and the human genetics departments

Annette Dorst

March 25th, 2022

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today


Physics of Parasitism

March 24-25th, 2022

Inaugural meeting of the DFG priority programme 2332 held via Zoom.


Science against war

March 1st, 2022

Joint statement of DVGeo, DPG, GDCh and VBIO concerning the war in Ukraine

Dr. Majeed Bakari Soale

February 21st, 2022

Spot the new doctor! Many congratulations!

Teil 1 der Geschichte der Würzburger Zoologie

January 10th, 2022

Uli Scheer hat die spannende Geschichte der Zoologie in Würzburg recherchiert. Wirklich sehr lesenswert!


Nicole's work on DOT1B/RNAseH2 is published

November 9th, 2021



Nicole discovered an unexpected interaction between DOT1B and the Ribonuclease H2 protein complex. She opened the door to a new project with fantastic collaborators.


Nanobody-mediated molecular crowding and its effect on our favourite parasite

November 2nd, 2021

The results of our brilliant collaboration with the labs of Erec Stebbins and Nina Papavasiliou at DKFZ Heidelberg have been published. Well done to Alexander Hempelmann at DKFZ Heidelberg, Laura Hartleb and Kevin Bongers (ZEB Würzburg) and everyone else involved!

Alyssa & Fabian's second review has been published

November 1st, 2021

The glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor: a linchpin for cell surface versatility of trypanosomatids


Majeed's first paper is published

August 6th, 2021

We wanted to know what the VSG 16mer does and ended with the DExD/H protein Hel66. That's science ;-)


And yet they infect!

August 6th, 2021

Finally! Our paper on the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei is published. It was a long struggle against dogmatic unbelief. 

Alyssa & Fabian's review is published

August 6th, 2021

To the surface and back – exo- and endocytic pathways in Trypanosoma brucei


Dr. Norbert Wilken (1962 - 2011)

July 2nd, 2011

Ten years ago, our dear colleague Norbert Wilken passed away. We have not forgotten him!


Our ALPH phylogeny paper is published

June 29th, 2021

We show that many ApaH like phosphatases can decap mRNAs in vitro. But only Kinetoplastids actually USE the enzyme for mRNA decapping in vivo. They are special! (We always knew this)

Dr. Erick Onyango Aroko

June 25th, 2021

Congratulations on successfully defending your PhD thesis, Erick! Very well done!


New preprint from the Janzen lab

June 22nd, 2021

Very suprisingly, we have data showing that the active ES is also transcriptionally attenuated


New preprint from the Engstler lab

May 12th, 2021

Majeed's work on the DExD/H protein Hel66  is is on the preprint server. Congrats!

Our skin work is on the preprint server

May 14th, 2021

Chris Reuter's opus magnum is finished!


New preprint from the Engstler lab

May 5th, 2021

Erick's work on mRNA-balancing is out. Read it!

14 Days of Quarantine

May, 5th 2021

We are ALL negative. Lisa can go to the beer garden soon, without testing, but she wont taste the beer :-(


Doktor Carina Goos

April, 14th, 2021

Many congratulations Carina! Well done!


New publication on collective motion

April 8th, 2021

Single cell motility in trypanosome 2D collectives.

New Preprint from the Janzen lab

April 7th, 2021

The identification of a SWR1 complex provides insights into transcriptional regulation in T. brucei

Everything you need to know about the life of an mRNA inside the nucleus

March 24th, 2021

New review from the Kramer lab



New Preprint from the Engstler lab

January 15th, 2021

Great collaboration with Erec Stebbins et al. and some real surprises on the trypanosome surface.

New Preprint from the Kramer lab about ALPH

December 19th, 2020

Why is it, that only trypanosomes use extraterrestrical (ok, bacterial) proteins for mRNA decapping?

Structures of MORN repeat proteins

December 10th, 2020

New paper from the Morriswood group, with high-resolution structures of the MORN1 protein from Trypanosoma brucei, Toxoplasma gondii, Plasmodium falciparum.



Congratulations Nicole - great performance!

October 5th, 2020

Nicole Eisenhuth defends her PhD thesis on the histone methyl-transferase DOT1B in Trypanosoma brucei (and Leishmania).

Expansion microscopy of the synaptonemal complex

October 5th, 2020

A fruitful collaboration with Markus Sauer’s lab published in Nature Communications

Evolution of meiotic telomeres

October 5th, 2020

Irene da Cruz’ work on the evolutionary history of meiotic telomere anchoring to the nuclear envelope


Montevideo – Würzburg

October 5th, 2020

Human infertility, meiosis and the synaptonemal complex



German Life Science Association

October 2nd, 2020

Markus Engstler elected vice-president of VBIO



Congrats Marie-Christin!

September 25th, 2020

Marie-Christin Spindler defends her thesis on the molecular organization of the meiotic nucleus. Amazing data.



Genome maintenance in trypanosomes

September 5th, 2020

New paper from the Janzen lab.

Sarah's thesis receives another prize

August 7th, 2020

"Gemeinsamer Promotionspreis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft und der Universität Würzburg" goes to Sarah Schuster



Trypanosomatid phylogeny

August 5th, 2020

New preprint on phylogeny: nice collaboration with the bioinformatics department



Many congratulations, Irene!

July 29th, 2020

Irene defended her PhD thesis, on how telomeres connect to the nuclear membrane during meiosis. Well done !

Physics of Parasitism

May 26th, 2020

DFG funds the new priority programme PoP coordinated by Markus Engstler



Lamin C2 in mammalian oocytes

April 28th, 2020

Detailed analysis of lamin C2 expression in mouse oocytes



Research in times of COVID-19

April 24th, 2020

There is no way of stopping the wish for proper scientific discussion.

How Trypanosoma brucei colonizes the tsetse gut

April 20th, 2020

A beautiful collaboration with Alvaro Acosta-Serrano in Liverpool!



Methods in Molecular Biology: Trypanosomatids

April 4th, 2020

Motility Analysis of Trypanosomatids: Here are the methods we have developed



Testis specific LINC component SUN3 is essential for sperm head shaping

March 10th, 2020

A CRISPR/Cas9 knock out model for SUN3 demonstrated the essential function of SUN3 in sperm head shaping



Human infertility and the synaptonemal complex

February 10th, 2020

Familial primary ovarian insufficiency due to a SYCE1 point mutation

Montevideo – Würzburg

February 10th, 2020

Paper by visiting scientist Fernanda Trovero on lncRNAs in spermatogenesis published in RNA Biology



Science has no borders

January 31st, 2020

Hello to all our friends in the UK!




January 29th, 2020

The DZVT has been officially launched


Markus Grohme

January 23th, 2019 -- A 103, 09:15

What can planarians teach us about cell regulation?



Christmas again ...

December 19th, 2019

The ZEB-Xmas-party takes it's toll



Dr. rer. nat. Sarah Schuster

December 16th, 2019

Sarah graduates with distinction (summa cum laude). Well done!


Isabel Roditi

December 12th, 2019 -- A 103

Isabel talks about the sweet and sour tale of social motility (SoMo) and African trypansomes.



The synaptonemal complex in 3D

December 12th, 2019

Quantitative electron tomography data published in Scientific Reports



Current Meiosis

December 12th, 2019

Special issue on “Recent advances in meiosis from DNA replication to chromosome segregation” published by Chromosoma

David Holcman

November 28th, 2019 -- A 103

How the flow is regulated in the endoplasmic reticulum




November 26th, 2019

Markus Engstler on the panel of DAAD's Cosimena conference in Cairo


Katrien Van Bocxlaer

November 14th, 2019 --- A103, 09:15

Skin pharmacokinetics and anti-parasitic pharmacodynamics: towards the design of new treatments for cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Paula receives Walter Colli Prize in Brazil

November 8th, 2019

Paula Castaneda honored by the Brazilian Society of Protozoology in Caxambu



Structures of 3 MORN repeat proteins.

October 31st, 2019

A new preprint, in collaboration with Kristina Djinovic-Carugo's group (Max Perutz Labs, Vienna). Structures of MORN repeat proteins from trypanosomes and apicomplexans, and an analysis of lipid binding.


Expansion microscopy of the synaptonemal complex

October 29th, 2019

A collaboration with Markus Sauer’s lab

Electron tomography of meiotic LINC complexes

October 21st, 2019

Marie-Christin Spindler’s work published in Communications Biology

Philippe Bastin

October 17th, 2019 -- A 103

Philippe comes along and talks about 'How do motors find the way?'. Join us!


Bruno Dallagiovanna

October 15th, 2019-- C102.3, 10:15

Bruno Dallagiovanna visits from Brazil and will lecture on 'Long non-coding RNAs in heart development'

Sarah receives Biocentre Science Award

August 2nd, 2019

Sarah Schuster's work on the trypanosome passage through the tsetse fly was awarded one of this years Science Awards. Congratulations!



A modification to the life cycle

July 30th, 2019

We have a new preprint on the life cycle of trypanosomes.


Rohit Shrivastava

July 17, 2019-- C102.3, 11:00

Rohit Shrivastava will talk about the role of the translation initiation factor eIF4E3 during the Leishmania life cycle.

Anton Aebischer

July 4th, 2019 -- C102.3, 10:15

Acquired unsaturated fatty acid catabolism: A feature on the trypanosomatid's way to intracellular parasitism.



Alvaro Acosta-Serrano

June 27th, 2019 -- C102.3, 10:15

Exploiting the tsetse biology for trypanosomiasis control


German Centre for the multisectoral control of Neglected Tropical Diseases

May 22, 2019

The Würzburg DZVT is inaugurated in the presence of Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development

Richard Wheeler

May 16th, 2019 -- C102.3, 10:15

The control of Leishmania flagellum beating and swimming - new lessons from high speed fluorescence microscopy



Gloria Rudenko

April 4th, 2019

How does the African trypanosome control expression of its Variant Surface
Glycoprotein coat?


Trypanosome PKA is no PKA

March 2019

Nucleoside analogue activators of cyclic AMP-independent protein kinase A of Trypanosoma

Synaptonemal complex disassembly

March 21st, 2019

Roberta Sciurano’s work published in Chromosoma


Brice Rotureau

March, 21st, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

Brice will tell us what happens "When African trypanosomes make your skin crawl"



Jack Sunter

March 7th, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

Jack Sunter will give a ZEB lecture on 'Leishmania flagellar pocket architecture is critical for pathogenicity'.

Miguel Navarro

February 21st, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

Trypanosome AMP-dependent protein kinase activation induces developmental transition from proliferative to the quiescent form: Novel players in the pathway.


Sascha Knauf

February, 7th, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

Sascha Knauf (Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen) will lecture on "Disease Reservoirs in Wildlife: from Eco Health to One Health"



Top of the MORNing to ya!

January 23th, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

TrypClub this week will be given by Sara Sajko (Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna), discussing her PhD project work.


Paula MacGregor

January 24th, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

Exploitation of receptor-mediated ligand uptake for the targeted delivery of antibody-drug conjugates into Trypanosoma brucei.


Trypansomes get under your skin

January 10th, 2019 -- A103, 09:15

We welcome Annette MacLeod from Glasgow, who will give the first ZEB-lecture in 2019. Happy New Year!


December 31st, 2018

Collaboration with Owen Davis’ lab on meiotic telomeres published in Nature Communications.


Buenos Aires-Würzburg

December 31st, 2018

Paper by visiting scientist Roberta Sciurano on meiosis in a 47, XYY man published in Human Reproduction.


Genome organization controls antigenic variation in T. brucei

December 18th, 2018

We are very happy to be part of a collaboration headed by Nicolai Siegel's lab, which explored the influence of genome organisation and DNA accessibility on antigenic variation in African trypanosomes.


ZEB Christmas lecture 2018 by Terry Smith

December 13th, 2018 -- A103, 09:15

Investigating and exploiting parasites weaknesses in lipid and associated metabolism

Co-transcriptional nuclear export

November 12th, 2018

Trypanosomes can start (but not finish!) nuclear export even when transcription and splicing have not been completed. 


Sonja Lorenz

November 15th, 2018 -- A103, 09:15

Elucidating specificity mechanisms in ubiquitin signaling



October 31th, 2018

Collaboration with Thomas Bosch’s lab on the nuclear lamina of non-senescent Hydra published in Aging (Albany, NY).

mRNA decapping enzymes

October 23rd, 2018

The complex enzymology of mRNA decapping: Enzymes of four classes cleave pyrophosphate bonds.


Shulamit Michaeli

October 22th, 2018 -- C102.3, 12:00 noon

Spliced leader level is a signal for life and affects social motility via exosome secretion in trypanosomes


Eva Gluenz

October 18, 2018 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Functional dissection of the Leishmania flagellar proteome using CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screens

Prelamin A and aging

October 4th, 2018

New hints about how excess of prelamin A induces muscle fiber weakness during physiological and premature aging.

David Perez-Morga

October 4th, 2018 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Human African Trypanosomiasis: Evolution and Cell Death in Trypanosoma brucei.


Marius Glogger

September 26, 2018 -- A101, 01:15 p.m.

PhD defense

Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy in live Trypanosoma brucei and model membranes

Achim Schnaufer

September 20th, 2018 -- A102, 10:45 a.m.

Function and composition of Trypanosoma brucei mitochondrial DNA: use it or lose it.


Beyond Blood!

September 1st, 2018

We have published a review/opinion article in 'Trends in Parasitology', in which we consider the recently extended definition of the interstitium as path for the dispersal of extracellular pathogens.

Farewell to Bonavita Blank!

August 29th, 2018

A unique, historic portrait of the founder of Würzburg Zoology has been moved from our department to the Martin von Wagner Museum, where it will be prominently displayed in the entrance hall.

Methods in meiosis research (2)

August 27, 2018

Marie-Christin Spindler’s experimental protocols published in Methods in Molecular Biology.

Presentation in the Bundeskanzleramt

August 23rd, 2018

Markus Engstler, together with DNTDs and DAHW, presents the Würzburg concept for a Neglected Tropical Diseases Center

Poly(A) binding proteins of Trypanosomes

July 25th, 2018

Comparative proteomics of the two T. brucei PABPs suggests that PABP2 controls bulk mRNA.

Totta Ehret Kasemo

July 16, 2018 -- Seminar A102.3, 11:00 a.m.

Nutrient stress during Giardia dudenalis infection: Who cares about arginine?

Derek Nolan

July 12th, 2018 -- Seminar A102.3, 10:15 a.m.

The lullaby of Sleeping Sickness

Engineering workshop in Wittenberg

July 1, 2018

Markus Engstler delivers evening lecture at the 11th International Workshop on Engineering of Functional Interfaces

Methods in meiosis research (1)

June 28, 2018

Katharina Schücker’s experimental protocols published in Methods in Cell Biology

Roberta Sciurano

June 28, 2018 -- Seminar A102.3, 10:15 a.m.

Meiotic arrest in infertile men due to genetic disturbances

Meiosis at El Escorial

June 20-22, 2018

Keynote lecture by Ricardo Benavente at the 4th Spanish Meiosis Meeting

EMBO Practical Course

June 12-22, 2018

Advanced electron microscopy for cell biology.

Christian Stigloher, together with Gareth Griffiths and Yannick Schwab, has organized this years EM course, which will take place in our Z7 course building.

Gordon Research Conference

June 10-15, 2018

Ricardo Benavente lectured at the Gordon Research Conference on Meiosis (New London, New Hampshire)

Sue Vaughan

June 14th, 2018 -- Seminar A102.3, 10:15 a.m.

How to build a flagellum: Lessons from Trypanosomes

30 Years of Würzburg Africa Festival

May 31th to June 3rd, 2018

Our work featured is as part of the University's Africa initiatives.

Dea Slade

May 30th, 2018 -- Seminar A102.3, 10:15 a.m.

How SPOC executes the Nerve Pinch through transcriptional regulation

Kita forscht

Mai 2018

Im Mai besuchen uns Nachwuchsforscher aus der Kita an der Löwenbrücke, am 7.Mai die Grossen und am 29. Mai die Kleinen. 

Kareem Elsayad

May 5, 2018 -- Seminar C102.3, 10:15 a.m.

Optical Microspectrometry for studying the underlying dynamics of life: from phase transitions to mechano-transduction

Nuclear lamina in C. elegans meiosis

April 23, 2018

Weakening of lamin crosslinks by site specific phosphorylation supports meiotic chromosome movements

Klaus Ersfeld

April 19, 2018 -- Seminar C102.3, 10:15 a.m.

Life cycle differentiation and the cytoskeleton in Trypanosoma brucei

Studie in Berlin vorgestellt

April 10, 2018

Die erste wissenschaftliche Studie zum Beitrag deutscher Institutionen bei der Forschung zu Vernachlässigten Tropenerkrankungen wird im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) in Berlin vorgestellt. Markus Engstler ist einer der Herausgeber der Studie.

Marie-Christin Spindler

March 28, 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awarded Marie a travel grant to take part in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory course on Quantitative Imaging

Visiting scientists

March 28, 2018

We warmly welcome Roberta Sciurano (Buenos Aires) and Fernanda Trovero (Montevideo) who will spend six months in the Benavente lab

Sebastian Zoll

March 26, 2018 -- C101.2, 10:00 a.m.

Trypanosomes' magic bullet – Understanding the structural basis of SRA-mediated immune escape in T. b. rhodesiense

Poster prize for Sarah Schuster

March 23, 2018

Sarah (arrow) receives DGP-poster prize for her tsetse fly work

11 x Berlin

March 21-24, 2018

Eleven of us presented at the Parasitology Meeting in Berlin

The Würzburg Virtual Boveri Library

March 14, 2018

We have launched a comprehensive online resource that features Theodor Boveri's life and work.

Trypanosome on the cover

February 17, 2018

Tim Krüger's (nature-inspired) vision of a trypanobot on the issue cover of Micromachines

Theodor Boveri's legacy

February 16, 2018

Uli Scheer publishes the rediscovery of Boveri's microscope slides in Würzburg.

We offer five new positions for doctoral students

February 14, 2018

Interested in doing your PhD in our interdisciplinary department? Perfect time to join us!

Telomere Complexes in Trypanosomes

February 8, 2018

Novel components of the telomeric shelterin complex were identified in Trypanosome brucei.

Towards Trypanobots - more fiction than science?

February 2, 2018

Science or fiction? Can we design trypanosome-inspired micro-robots? Read our new review.

New Masters module

February 1, 2018

Advance notice for M.Sc. students. Our brand-new module will start in April.


Holger Kress

January 25, 2018 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Size-dependent organelle transport during phagocytosis

Nature Microbiology paper featured

January 17, 2018

Our work on VSG structure and dynamics featured by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Microstructures for microswimmers

January 7, 2018

New review in Cellular Microbiology

Andrew Jonathan Nok (1962 - 2017)

November 21, 2017

Our friend and coworker Prof Andrew Nok has passed away. With deep sorrow we remember his brilliant intellect, his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. Markus Engstler

Bettina Böttcher

November 13, 2017 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Electron cryo microscopy as tool in structural biology


November 13, 2017

Find your favorite thesis project! We are continuously updating the selection of topics ...

Ricardo Benavente honored

November 13, 2017

Ricardo Benavente appointed „Investigador Emérito“ by the Clemente-Estable-Institute for Biological Research in Montevideo


BPoD – Biomedical Picture of the Day

November 8, 2017

Sarah's work in eLIFE featured by Cambridge-based BPoD

Gang Dong

November 16, 2017 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Structural dissections of the flagellar pocket collar in Trypanosoma brucei and a novel oligomeric lysine methyltranferase from Toxoplasma gondii

The new semester starts ... we are prepared

October 16, 2017

We welcome all new (and old) students to the winter term. Hope you like our lectures, seminars and courses!

Good practice: Summer School Infection Biology

October 12, 2017

The school, co-organized by Susanne Kramer, has been honored by the HRK

Microswimmer School in Cargese

September 18 to 22, 2017

Markus Engstler lectured at the International School "From single particle motion to collective behaviour".

The trypanosome surface coat

September 11, 2017

Our work on the structure-function relationship of VSG published in Nature Microbiology

Trypanosomes in the tsetse fly

August 15, 2017

Sarah's work published in eLife

Georg Borner

July 27, 2017 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

MPI Biochemie, Martinsried

Dynamic Mapping of Protein Subcellular Localization through Quantitative Proteomics

Helena Reis

July 19, 2017 -- A101, 02:30 p.m.

PhD defence

Helena Reis


July 18, 2017

...we have started to launch our new websites ... will take a while ....

Ger van Zandbergen

July 13, 2017 -- A103, 09:15 a.m.

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen

“Paraphagy”, a new autophagy mechanism for Leishmania immune evasion?

Nina Papavasiliou

June 28, 2017 -- A101, 05:15 p.m.

DKFZ Heidelberg

Adaptive fine tuning of genetic information by DNA mutation and RNA editing


Henriette Zimmermann

June 21, 2017 -- A101, 02:30 p.m.

PhD defence

Henriette Zimmermann