05/13/2016 - Interested? Joint Master Thesis in the labs of Helge Ewers & Simone Reber

Imaging the Neuronal Microtubule Cytoskeleton


Microtubules are essential cytoskeletal components of neurons. They are fundamental to many neuronal processes, such as long-distance transport, but they also establish and maintain neuronal morphology. We are interested in dynamic as well as structural parameters of the microtubule cytoskeleton, such as microtubule number, length, distribution, orientation, and bundling throughout neuronal differentiation. The aim of this imaging-based project is to resolve the spatial organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton throughout neuronal differentiation with nanometer precision. 


Individuals experienced / interested in neurobiology, biophysics, biochemistry or bioengineering are invited to apply. Please send a CV, a letter of motivation, and names of up to 3 references via email to helge.ewers@fu-berlin.de and simone.reber@iri-lifesciences.de.  


Keywords: Microtubule cytoskeleton, neuronal differentiation, superresolution microscopy, nanobodies, quantitative imaging.

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