Pia Brinkert

Regulation of Vesicle Formation during Human Papillomavirus 16 Endocytosis

Viruses are obligatory intracellular parasites that hijack cellular mechanisms for host cell entry and replication. Therefore, viruses are valuable tools to study cell biology. We investigate the uptake of human papillomavirus 16, the major causative agent of cervical cancer, to elucidate the regulation of a novel endocytic pathway used for infection. Using live cell imaging, electron microscopy and cellular perturbations during infection, we study the recruitment of cellular factors regulating membrane bending and endocytic vesicle scission.

Rafael being pulled to the Badestrasse after the graduation ceremony

Rafael Krämer - first graduated PhD Student from the CRC1348 IRTG

We are happy to announce that in December 2019 Rafael Krämer from the Rumpf lab was graduated as first PhD student from the CRC1348 IRTG. Congratulations Dr. Krämer and well done!

CRC1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

CRC 1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

The CRC has staged a successful and productive annual retreat at the Landesturnschule Oberwerries with lots of mental and some physical exercise. We are due to return fully equipped with sweat pants, trainers and shower gel in 2020!