Research

Our main research focus includes: 


Microtubules

Microtubule Dynamics

Microtubules are biological polymers that alternate between periods of growth and shrinkage. This process, termed dynamic instability by its discovers Mitchison and Kirshner, is crucial for...

Chlamy

Motility of cilia and flagella

That the motor protein dynein drives microtubule sliding and bending in cilia and flagella has been known since the classic experiments of Gibbons, Brokaw and Satir in the 1960s and 1970s. However,...

Neuron

Other Projects

We are working on several other projects in which the dynamic and structural properties of microtubules underly important cellular processes such as mitosis (Grill et al. 2003, Pecreaux et al. 2006,...