DFG provides research grant

The collaborative research center „Molecular architecture and cellular functions of lipid/protein structures“, which also includes the research group of Prof. Dagmar Wachten, receives a € 10,7 million grant by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Further information (in German) is available at the Bonn university homepage:

Our research group has moved!

Our new affiliation is:

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Wachten
Biophysical Imaging, Institute of Innate Immunity
University Hospital Bonn, University of Bonn
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, D-53127 Bonn
Phone: +49-2288-9656-311

Our labs are still based at caesar!

Successful application for research funding

The research group of Dr. Dagmar Wachten has submitted a successful application for the "Exploration Grants" program of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. The foundation supports junior group leaders, enabling them to test new ideas and research directions quickly and without bureaucracy. More information about the funding program

New publication in the "Journal of Biological Chemistry" (JBC)

Schonauer, S., Körschen, H.G., Penno, A., Rennhack, A., Breiden, B., Sandhoff, K., Gutbrod, K., Dörmann, P., Raju, D.N., Haberkant, P., Gerl, M.J., Brügger, B., Zigdon, H., Vardi, A., Futerman, A.H., Wachten, D. (2017) "Identification of a feedback loop involving beta-glucosidase 2 and its product sphingosine sheds light on the molecular mechanisms in Gaucher disease" J. Biol. Chem., M116.762831

The FEBS Journal also presents the article in the "Research Highlight" category.

Two new papers

Schneider, S., Balbach, M., Jikeli, J., Fietz, D., Nettersheim, D., Jostes, S., Schmidt, R., Kressin, M., Bergmann, M., Wachten, D., Steger, K. & Schorle, H. (2016) "Re-visiting the Protamine-2 locus: deletion, but not haploinsufficiency, renders male mice infertile" Sci. Rep. 6, 36764

Wachten, D., Jikeli, J. & Kaupp, U.B. (2016) "Sperm sensory signaling" CSH Perspect. Biol., [Epub ahead of print]

In issue 5/2016 of the German Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie, the following two videos have been published in the section "Junge Forschung im Fokus" (Young Research in Focus), alongside a report on the group:

New video (talk Vera Jansen): A novel biosensor to study cAMP dynamics in cilia and flagella

New video (in German): Das Flagellum im Fokus: lichtaktivierte Proteine und fluoreszierende Biosensoren