DFG Research Unit FOR 1756

Functional dynamics of cell contacts in
cellular assemblies and migratory cells


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  • Christian Dahmann , Technical University of Dresden.
    "Dynamics of cell contacts during cell sorting at compartment boundaries in Drosophila"

  • Jörg Großhans , University of Göttingen, Medical School.
    Fred Wolf, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-organisation, Göttingen.
    "Dynamics of cell contacts during cell intercalation"

  • Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg.
    "Cell segregation in gastrulation: the role of cell fate specification"

  • Jubin Kashef, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
    Clemens Franz , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
    "Characterization of cell contact force dynamics during neural crest migration"

  • Maria Leptin, University of Cologne/EMBL Heidelberg.
    "Coordination of morphogenetic actions across the entire organism"

  • Tomas Pieler, University of Göttingen, Medical School.
    Andreas Janshoff, University of Göttingen.
    "Cellular and molecular dynamics of cell-cell contract formation in the context of directional germ cell migration during Xenopus embryogenesis"

  • Christian Pohl, University of Frankfurt.
    Matthias Kashube, University of Frankfurt.
    "Regulation of cell contacts and cell shape during mouth formation in Caenorhabditis elegans"

  • Frank Schnorrer, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Martinsried.
    "Dynamic remodelling of the muscle-tendon cell contact in Drosophila"

  • Mikael Simons, University of Göttingen, Medical School.
    "Oligodentrocytes and axon interaction"

  • Andreas Wodarz, University of Cologne, Medical School.
    "Functional analysis of Smallish, the Drosophila homolog of mammalian LMO7, in adherens junction remodeling during epithelial morphogenesis"