Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation - ZMBE

Med. Biochemistry



Research Group:

Cell Adhesion

and Cell Polarity


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Our current research is focussed on the following aspects of cell biology:

● how do epithelial and endothelial cells establish cell-cell contacts and in particular tight junctions?
● how do epithelial and endothelial cells develop apico-basal polarity?
● what is the role of cell adhesion molecules in these processes?

In our projects, we apply primarily methods of protein biochemistry,
molecular biology and fluorescence microscopy
(including confocal and 4Pi microscopy).

For further information on our research activities, lab members, and publications from the group, click on the respective links.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Ebnet


Master thesis in "Molecular Cell Biology"

A position for a Master thesis in the field of Molecular Cell Biology is available in our group. The project for this master thesis deals with the characterization of a new JAM-related protein. It includes the analysis of its expression pattern (Westernblotting, qPCR), its subcellular localization (IF, Confocal Microscopy), its potential dimerization, and its binding partners (pulldown, coimmunoprecipitation, PLA). If you are interested, please send your informal application to:
ebnetk at



   Institute-Associated Research Group: Cell Adhesion and Cell Polarity

   Prof. Dr. Klaus Ebnet
   Institute of Medical Biochemistry, ZMBE
   Von-Esmarch-Straße 56
   D-48149 Münster
   phone +49 251 83-52127 / Fax - 56748

   e-mail: ebnetk at