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Germ cell development and migration
(Erez Raz)




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Institute associated research group- Developmental Mechanodynamics
(Maja Matis)


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Institute associated research group- Mechanics of cellular systems
(Timo Betz)




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The research at the Institute of Cell Biology is aimed at understanding basic processes such as the control over cell differentiation, cell proliferation, cell fate maintenance, cell migration, as well as investigating the dynamics and organization of the cytoskeleton in the context of cell and tissue morphogenesis. The models we are using to explore those topics while employing new optical and chemical tools in conjunction with classical genetic approaches and advanced image analysis include primordial germ cells in zebrafish (D. rerio) embryos (Raz group) and developing tissues and organs in the fruit fly (D. melanogaster) (Matis group). An additional focus in the Institute is the study of the mechanical properties of active and passive cellular systems (Betz group).


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Mrs. Gabriele Glaesner
Institute of Cell Biology
Von-Esmarch-Straße 56
D-48149 Münster
phone: +49 251 83 58606

fax: +49 251 83 58616


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Prof. Dr. Erez Raz

Prof. Dr. Erez Raz



Maja Matis

Dr. Maja Matis


Timo Betz

Dr. Timo Betz