Past Events

Friday, 2020-11-13

virtual SPP1782 Junior Scientist Meeting in Würzburg

Friday November 13th 2020

Session III

Chair: Martim Dias Gomes
10:00 - 10:20h Coordinating morphological processes between adjacent tissues during
Vanessa Weichselberger; AG Classen
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg

10:20 - 10:40h Investigating mechanical loading at intercellular Junctions
Lukas Windgaße; AG Grashoff
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried ( Münster)

10:40 - 11:00h Developing a novel and tunable biomaterials platform to mimic the intercellular
Ana Díaz Álvarez; AG Bécares
INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien

11:00 - 11:20h Pillar deflection: a novel method to quantify force transmission in epithelia
Tanmaya Sethi; AG Janshoff
University of Goettingen Institute of Physical Chemistry

11:20 - 11:40h Tool development to understand adherens junctions
Leanne Strauß; AG Diz-Muñoz
EMBL Heidelberg

11:40 - 12:00h Discussion of SPP 1782 future events for young scientists: online lectures by
key speakers, virtual seminars, virtual exchange of techniques

12:00 - 13:00h Lunch Break

Session IV

Chair: Robin Püllen

13:00 - 13:20h Investigating the functional network of the Drosophila gene smallish during
epithelial morphogenesis.
Patrizia Kroll; AG Wodarz
Institute of Anatomy I Molecular Cell Biology (Köln)

13:20 - 13:40h Role of mechanosensitive ion channel nompC in coordinated cell dynamics in
Ankit Roy Choudhury; AG Großhans/ Wolf
Philipps-Universität Marburg

13:40 - 14:00h Investigating the mechanisms by which cells coordinate their movements within
a migrating cell group using the zebrafish lateral line
Alicia Lardennois; AG Lecaudey
Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaft, Frankfurt

14:00 - 14:20h Ajuba-Zyxin family proteins during morphogenesis in zebrafish
Constanze Heinzen; AG Lecaudey
Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaft, Frankfurt

14:20 - 14:40h Interplay between mechanical tension and cytoskeletal organization in cell
separation at compartment boundaries in Drosophila
Jing Wang; AG Dahmann
Institute of Genetics, Dresden

Thursday, 2020-11-12

virtual SPP1782 Junior Scientist Meeting in Würzburg

Thursday November 12th 2020

Session I

Chair: Fanny Büchau

10:00 - 10:20h Actin dependent regulation of epidermal differentiation and barrier formation
Aishwarya Bhosale; AG Niessen

10:20 - 10:40h Role of actin in keratin network dynamics and desmosome assembly
Marcin Moch; AG Leube
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

10:40 - 11:00h Cytoskeletal and cellular responses to mechanical stretch in a multilayered
epidermal model system
Robin Püllen; AG Merkel / Hoffmann
Institute of Complex Systems, Jülich

11:00 - 11:20h Coupling of polarity and mechanical signals at epidermal junctions
Martim Dias Gomes; CECAD, Köln
AG Iden

11:20 - 11:40h Connecting junctional proteins with Hippo/YAP pathway activity in liver cancer
Lena Thiess; AG Breuhahn
Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

12:00 - 13:00h Lunch break

Session II

Chair: Marcin Moch

13:00 - 13:20h Molecular mechanisms of E-Cadherin mediated mechano-sensing
Fan Jin; AG Gräter
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

13:20 - 13:40h Keratin-dependent regulation of desmosome composition and stability
Fanny Büchau; AG Magin
Institute of Biology, Leipzig

13:40 - 14:00h Role of intracellular Dsg2 truncation for intestinal epithelial barrier properties
Jessica Neubauer; AG Waschke
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

14:00 - 14:20h Piezo mechanosensitive receptor interplay with tight junction proteins for
maintenance of epithelial cell number and intergrity
Phuong Ngo Anh; AG Posadas
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Translational Research Center (TRC)

14:20 - 14:40h Pals1 as a Signaling Hub in Polarized Epithelial Cells
Ann-Christin Groh; AG M. Krahn / T. Weide
Universitätsklinikum Münster


Monday, 2019-11-18
Thursday, 2019-03-07
Monday, 2018-08-13

Workshop SPP 2018

Applications in epithelial morphogenesis involving at pulsed UV laser

We will introduce methods for manipulation of cells and tissues with a pulsed UV laser.
The set up consists of an inverted spinning disc microscope equipped with a 355 nm
laser. The UV laser and the imaging laser are controlled independently.

Wednesday, 2018-07-04

SPP Meeting in Halle/Saale

Thursday, 2018-06-21

Time: 2018-06-21 at 05:00 pm

Prof. Cristina Has, Moleclar Dermatology, Univ Freiburg: Genetic heterogeneity of Epidermolysis bullosa simplex

Venue: SIKT/Institute of Biology, Div. of Cell and Developmental Biology, seminar room ground floor, Phillip-Rosenthal-Str. 55, 04103 Leipzig

Wednesday, 2018-03-21

Retreat in Würzburg

Time: 21-22 of March

Thursday, 2017-12-07

Announcement of second funding period

Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 84 | 4. Dezember 2017


Thursday, 2017-10-12

The annual Retreat will take place on October 12-13 on the campus of the university of Aachen.

Monday, 2017-08-14

Applications in epithelial morphogenesis involving at pulsed UV laser

Jörg Großhans, Institute for Developmental Biochemistry, Medical School, University

of Göttingen,, Tel: 0551-3914613 (office)


Thursday, 2017-07-06

Dr. Sara Wickström

MPI for Biology of Ageing

Titel: Mechanisms and mechanics of epidermal stem cell regulation

Thursday, 2017-06-15

Target group: Early career researchers, Advanced PhD students and young post docs

Will takes place on the 15./16.6.2017
Place: Halle/Saale
Application: please apply to Mechthild Hatzfeld by May 31st, 2016
Accommodation: inquiries to Mechthild Hatzfeld

Wednesday, 2017-05-31


 DFG-SPP1782 Workshop

Basic introduction to proteomics“, Cologne


Aim: This workshop in the frame of SPP1782 will provide an overview on the strengths and pitfalls of proteomic analyses in cell biology, and will outline some typical application examples. It is tailored for beginners in this area, thus those who wonder if a proteomic approach may help them in their current SPP1782 project. A combination of lectures and hands-on training on data analysis is planned.

Date: 31.5.2017 starting noon - 1.6.2017 ~1pm

Venue: University of Cologne, CECAD Research Center, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, 50931 Cologne

Tuesday, 2017-05-16

Analyzing FRET-based molecular tension sensors

Target Group: All SPP1782 members or associates interested in FRET-based tension sensors.

Date: 16.05.2017, 1 pm to 18.05.2017, 1 pm

Venue: Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Group of Molecular Mechanotransduction

Am Klopferspitz 18

D-82152 Martinsried

Participant Number: 6

Organizers: C. Grashoff, A.-L. Cost

Application deadline: 01.05.2017 by e-mail to (including 2-3 sentences of motivation)

Monday, 2017-03-27

PhD student retreat meeting in Würzburg


Sunday, 2016-11-13

Upcoming Imaging-Workshop 11/28-30 2016

Monday, 2015-10-12