News


August 2019

Open PhD-Position

There's an open PhD position in our lab.
The research topic will be "Therapeutic approach to improve migration of cytotoxic T lymphocytes in 3D" .

Please click here for further information.

Labday

We had group sessions for conceptualising new project ideas followed by climbing activities & BBQ .




Manuscript in bioRxiv

Vimentin provides the mechanical resilience required for amoeboid migration and protection of the nucleus
Luiza Da Cunha Stankevicins, Marta Urbanska, Daniel AD Flormann, Emmanuel Terriac, Zahra Mostajeran, Annica K.B. Gad, Fang Cheng, John E Eriksson, Franziska Lautenschlaeger.
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July 2019

Congratulations

Daniel Flormann won 2nd place in Photo competition 2019 of the SFB 1027.

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June 2019

Paper Published

Vimentin Intermediate Filament Rings Deform the Nucleus During the First Steps of Adhesion
Emmanuel Terriac, Susanne Schütz, Franziska Lautenschläger. Front. Cell Dev. Biol. 17 June 2019, https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2019.00106

Divyendu Goud Thalla, Doriane Vesperini , Franziska Lautenschläger and Zahra Mostajeran attended 11TH EUROPEAN MEETING ON INTERMEDIATE FILAMENTS AND COST ACTION EUROCELLNET MEETING in Turku, Finland from 9th to 11th June 2019



Franziska Lautenschläger gave a talk on "Vimentin in mechanics and migration of immune cells".

Divyendu Goud Thalla, Doriane Vesperini and Zahra Mostajeran presented posters on "Influence of extracellular vimentin on cell migration and adhesion" , "Vimentin intermediate filaments rings deform nucleus during the first steps of adhesion" and "The influence of Vimentin on actin dynamics" respectively.

Poster competition: "Vimentin intermediate filaments rings deform nucleus during the first steps of adhesion" poster by Emmanuel Terriac, Doriane Vesperini, Susanne Schütz and Franziska Lautenschläger got Second place.

April 2019

Our lab members attended DPG Spring Meeting in Regensburg, 31 March - 5 April 2019

Talks given:
How to survive a tenure track and young kids — Franziska Lautenschläger
Cytoskeletal organization in polar cells and interactions between different components — Carsten Baltes
The structure and mechanics of the cellular cortex before, during and after adhesion — Daniel Flormann
A microfluidic method to sort capsules and cells according to their size and deformability — Doriane Vesperini
The influence of vimentin on actin dynamics — Zahra Mostajeran

Posters presented:
Influence of extracellular vimentin on cell migration — Divyendu Goud Thalla
Vimentin intermediate filaments rings deform nucleus during the first steps of adhesion — Emmanuel Terriac
Dynamic properties of actin cortex depend on the adhesion state of cells — Kevin Kaub
Formation of Microtentacles — Lucina Kainka
Automated tracing algorithm for scanning electron microscopy images of the actin cortex — Moritz Schu

March 2019

Divyendu Goud Thalla, Doriane Vesperini , Kevin Kaub and Lucina Kainka attended CIRCLE MEETING 2019(27-03-2019 to 29-03-2019) organized in Saarland University

Kevin Kaub gave a talk on "Influence of myosin, Arp2/3- and formin-inhibition on dynamics of cortical actin in different states of cellular adhesion".
Divyendu Goud Thalla and Lucina Kainka presented posters on "Influence of extracellular vimentin on cell migration and adhesion" & "Formation of Microtentacles" respectively.

February 2019

Photo Competition

Hurry up! There's an amazing photo competition. Deadline 31.05.2019
Please click here for further information.

January 2019

Franziska Lautenschläger`s interview published in Journal of Cell Science(2019)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Franziska Lautenschläger was interviewed by Manuel Breuer, Features & Reviews Editor at Journal of Cell Science. It got published in a SPECIAL ISSUE: RECONSTITUTING CELL BIOLOGY.

Click here to read the interview.

Paper Published

We are happy that the paper Quantitative analysis of F-actin alterations in adherent human mesenchymal stem cells: Influence of slow-freezing and vitrification-based cryopreservation is accepted by PLOS One journal.

November 2018

Welcome Doriane Vesperini

We welcome Doriane Vesperini as a new postdoctoral researcher of our lab.

Daniel Flormann gave a talk on "How to give a talk" as a part of seminar within +Mint lecture on November 9th at Saarland University

Zahra Mostajeran presented a poster on "Measuring the dynamics of the actin filaments by FRAP in cells with a different amount of vimentin" on PhD Day at Saarland University on November 14th

October 2018

Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger, Daniel Flormann and Divyendu Goud Thalla attended "Cuban-German Graduate School in Cellular-Biophysics" from October 1st to October 5th at University of Havana

Franziska Lautenschläger gave talks on:
1) Molecular Motors
2) Structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton

Daniel Flormann gave talks on:
1) Cell physics, cytoskeleton and microscopy techniques
2) Cell physics, dynamics and mechanics

Divyendu Goud Thalla and Zahra Mostajeran attended IF meeting from 12th to 13th Oct at Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy, University Hospital of RWTH Aachen University

Divyendu gave a talk on his PhD project "Influence of extracellular vimentin in cell migration".
Zahra gave a talk on her PhD project "Measuring the dynamics of the actin filaments by FRAP in cells with a different amount of vimentin".


Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger attended "Schiemann Symposium at Max Plack Society meeting" in Berlin on October 25th

Franziska Lautenschläger gave talk on "Aspects of cell migration".

September 2018

Paper accepted for publication in Cells Journal

Title: "Vimentin diversity in health and disease"
Author(s): Frida Danielsson, McKenzie Kirsten Peterson, Helena Caldeira Araújo, Franziska Lautenschläger, Annica Karin Britt Gad

Moritz Schu attended Summer School at University of coimbre on September 12th

He gave a talk on "Machine learning: Prediction of protein protein interactions".

August 2018

Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger and Emmanuel Terriac will be attending "Physics of Cells: From Biochemical to Mechanical" conference at Harrogate, UK from Sep 3 - 7, 2018

She will give a talk on "Spiral actin waves as modulators of amoeboid cell movement" and Emmanuel Terriac will present a poster on “Cell cortex structure and dynamics before, during and after adhesion”.

Welcome Madalena Freitas

Madalena Freitas will be trained on confocal microscopy in our lab to conduct her project investigations.

July 2018

Paper accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules Journal

Title: "Farnesylated Glycol Chitosan as a Platform for Drug Delivery: Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Mucus-Particle Interactions"
Author(s): Ho, Duy-Khiet; Frisch, Sarah; Biehl, Alexander; Terriac, Emmanuel; De Rossi, Chiara; Schwarzkopf, Konrad; Lautenschlaeger, Franziska; Loretz, Brigitta; Murgia, Xabier; Lehr, Claus-Michael

June 2018

BioInterface meeting INM

Daniel Flormann and Kevin Kaub gave talk on "Cell cortex structure and dynamic before, during and after adhesion" during BioInterface meeting at INM on June 18th.

Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger will be attending "Intermediate Filaments as the Platform to Underpin the Social Network of Cells and Tissues" conference in Italy from June 24th - 29th, 2018

She will be a panel speaker and presenter of both a poster and a oral presentation on "The role of vimentin in leukocyte amoeboid migration" at the conference.

Zahra Mostajeran will be attending "Generation And Control of Forces In Cells" workshop from June 22nd to 29th

Zahra Mostajeran will give a talk on “ Measuring dynamics of the actin filaments by FRAP in cells with a different amount of vimentin” at NORDITA (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics) in Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology.

Congratulations

Zahra Mostajeran won third place in Photo competition 2018.

Welcome Benjamin

Benjamin Flores has joined our lab for an internship. He will work on AFM measurements with Daniel Flormann.

Lucina Kainka attended Summercamp des SFB 1027 at Bad Münster am Stein from June 26th to 29th

She presented a poster on "Formation of microtentacles upon weakening of the actin cortex".

May 2018

Welcome Moritz Schu

We welcome Moritz Schu as a new member of our lab. He will do his Bachelor Project with us.

Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger attended seminar at Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen on June 4th

She gave a talk on the topic "The cytoskeleton in cellular functions".

Kevin Kaub and Lucina Kainka attended Circle Meeting Biophysics 2018, Francis Crick Institute, London from June 7th to 8th

Kevin Kaub presented a poster on "Influence of myosin II, Arp2/3 and formin-inhibition on dynamics of cortical actin in adherent and suspended cells" and Lucina Kainka gave talk on "Formation of microtentacles upon weakening of the actin cortex".

Divyendu Thalla attended IF meeting from May 15th to 17th at Institute for X-Ray Physics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

He gave a talk on Influence of extracellular vimentin in cell migration.

Zahra Mostajeran attended "Scientific Talks" workshop

Zahra Mostajeran attended workshop called “ scientific talks” on May 22nd and 29th in Saarland University campus Homburg.

Jun. Prof Franziska Lautenschläger attended Tag der offenen Tür at Universität Des Saarlandes on May 26th

She gave a talk on "Krebszellen unter dem Mikroskop".

April 2018

Day of Open Doors

26 May 2018 (Physik C 6.3)
Please click here for further information.

March 2018

Zahra Mostajeran gave a talk on "Measuring the dynamics of the actin filaments by FRAP in cells with a different amount of vimentin" as a part of her PhD seminar at INM on March 26th

Photo Competition

Hurry up! There's an amazing photo competition. Deadline 31.05.2018
Please click here for further information.

Labday

We had talks from all our lab members followed by amazing social activities.

January 2018

Welcome Doriane Vesperini

We welcome Doriane Vesperini as a new member of our lab. She will do her DAAD-Internship with us.

December 2017

Paper accepted

We are happy that the paper Red blood cell passage of small capillaries is associated with transient Ca2+-mediated adaptations is published by Frontiers in Physiology.
The authors are Jens G. Danielczok, Emmanuel Terriac, Laura Hertz, Polina Petkova-Kirova, Franziska Lautenschläger, Matthias W. Laschke and Lars Kaestner.

November 2017

Welcome Divyendu

We welcome Divyendu Goud Thalla as a new PhD student of our lab.

June 2017

PhD Position taken

The PhD position is now taken. We are happy to announce that we have found a suitable future member of our group. You will find more information soon.

April 2017

Open PhD Position

There's an open PhD position in our lab. Please click here for further information.

January 2017

Welcome Daniel Flormann

We welcome Daniel Flormann as a new postdoctoral researcher of our lab.

Paper accepted

We are happy that the paper Vimentin levels and serine 71 phosphorylation in the control of cell-matrix adhesions, migration speed and shape of transformed human fibroblasts was accepted for publication by Cells.
The authors are Emmanuel Terriac, Giovanna Coceano, Zahra Mavajian, Tijmen Hageman, Andreas Christ, Ilaria Testa, Franziska Lautenschläger, Annica Gad

Cell Physics conference

This year's cell physics conference will take place from October 11th to October 13th.

We moved to the INM

We moved to the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (Campus Saarbrücken, Building D2 2) in January 2017. New contact information is now available.

November 2016

Open PhD-Position

There will be an open PhD-Position beginning in 1st January 2017. The research topic will be "Extracellular vimentin in migration". Further information for applicants can be acquired by contacting Jun.-Prof. Lautenschläger.

Update: The PhD position is no longer available.

October 2016

Internship

We are happy about Sophie Geiger and Aaron Schneider to have successfully finished their internship in our workgroup


May 2016

Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg

Franziska Lautenschläger has been recently accepted as a fellow in the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg of the Max Planck Society. For further information click here.


Welcome Zahra Mostajeran

We welcome Zahra Mastojeran as a new member of our lab. She will do a training with us for six months.


April 2016

Paper in Science

Publication ESCRT III repairs nuclear envelope ruptures during cell migration to limit DNA damage and cell death (M. Raab et al., Science 10.1126/science. aad7611 (2016).) now available.


Welcome Kevin Kaub

We welcome Kevin Kaub as a new member of our lab. He will do his Bachelor's thesis with us.

March 2016

New homepage

A new homepage is online since 16.03.2016.


Cell Physics 2016

We are happy to participate at Cell Physics 2016 as part of the SFB 1027. The conference will be from 22. to 24.6.2016 at the Saarland University.