Julia Wittmar

Synthetic control of lateral compartmentalization in the yeast plasma membrane using micro patterned surfaces

In my PhD, I am going to investigate the influence of large scaffolding structures on protein domain formation in the plasma membrane (PM) of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Chemically modified and micro patterned surfaces will serve as artificial scaffolds to manipulate lateral domain formation within the yeast PM, enabling selective clustering of proteins into defined domains with precise temporal and spatial control. Additionally, I am working on generating vesicles from different PM domains. Their immobilization on functionalized surfaces will allow analyzing their lipid composition via MALDI-MS.

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!