Molecular Cell Biology

The cytoskeleton is responsible for mechanical stabilisation of the cell, for its motility and intracellular transport processes as well as for maintenance and change of its overall shape. The research group Molecular Cell Biology focusses on one specific part of the so called cytoskeleton: the actin cytoskeleton. The dynamics and turnover of filaments of the actin cytoskeleton are particularly relevant for effective immune responses, and are also frequently targeted by pathogens. Understanding the molecular mechanisms mediating assembly and disassembly of this filament system is thus among the main goals of Klemens Rottner and his team.



Prof Dr Klemens Rottner

Head of Research Group

Curriculum Vitae

• 1988 - 1994, Diploma studies:  Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg/Austria (Biology/Zoology)

• 1995 - 1999, Doctorate thesis studies,  Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg/Austria (Cell Biology/Immunology)

• 2000 - 2004, Postdoctoral Fellow:  EMBO-longterm-fellow (2000-2002): Gesellschaft für Biotechnlogische Forschung (GBF; now called Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, HZI), Braunschweig

• 2004 - 2010, Group Leader:  Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

• 2010 - 2014,  Professor, Institute of Genetics, Rhein.-Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn

• since 2014: Professor, Group Leader (HZI) and Division Head: Molecular Cell Biology located at Zoological Institute, Braunschweig University of Technology

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