Carolina Camelo

The development of some organs, such as the  vascular system in vertebrates or the tracheal system in invertebrates, requires the connection between pre-formed branches in addition to branching events. In Drosophila melanogaster, this highly regulated process, known as tube fusion or anastomosis, involves the migration and contact between specialized tip cells in each branch, followed by cell shape rearrangements to allow the formation of a continuous tracheal lumen. In each tip cell, a cytoskeletal network directs the transport of essential membrane and luminal material to the cell-cell interface. In my project, I aim to understand how is the vesicular trafficking regulated in these specialized cells and how it contributes for the process of tube fusion.

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!