EM Unit Cell Biology

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Cell Biology
Faculty of Biology
University of Freiburg

Schänzlestraße 1
79104 Freiburg

How to get there

By train

Freiburg-Hbf (Central station), then local railway (station: Freiburg Herdern and then 7 min by foot) or tram line 2 or 4 (station: Hauptstr.) and then by foot: 3 minutes

By car

Motorway A5 Karlsruhe-Basel / Basel-Karlsruhe, gateway: „Freiburg Mitte” (Center) / direction Botanischer Garten. There are no reserved parking slots available.

By airplane

Approx. 1 hour bus ride from the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or 2 to 3 hours by train or car from Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Zürich airports.

Our research focus is on membrane dynamics and signalling during plant-microbe interactions. Here, we study the molecular mechanisms that enable host cells to keep strict control over infections by symbiotic and pathogenic microbes. For this, we combine a range of advanced imaging approaches with genetics and biochemistry to understand the consecutive steps that occur when microbes approach their eukaryotic hosts. One of our key interests is to unravel the molecular basis and function of higher order protein assemblies and their localization to membrane nanodomains.