Peter Walentek (University of California, Berkeley) - “Making a multi-ciliated cell: from integrated regulation of gene expression to the assembly of basal bodies and cilia

Rastislav Horos (EMBL Heidelberg) - “The small non-coding vault RNA-1 acts as a riboregulator of autophagy” 




Athanassia Sotiropoulos (University Paris Descartes) - "Role of Srf transcription factor in the control of skeletal muscle mass and homeostasis"

Nikolaus Pfanner (Freiburg University) - "Mitochondrial machineries for import and assembly of proteins"

Susanne Mühlich (LMU University Munich) - "Interaction with Filamin A provides a new mechanism for regulation of the transcriptional coactivator MRTF-A"

Martin Scheffner (University of Konstanz) - "The ubiquitin ligase E6AP and its role in human disease"




Robert Nitsch (University of Mainz) - "Bioactive lipid signaling at central synapses: A role for cortical information processing"

Jens Waschke (LMU Munich) - "Desmogleins integrate signaling to regulate cell cohesion and function"

Thomas Brabletz (University of Erlangen) - "Metastasis: EMT, microRNAs and cancer stem cells"

Thomas Braun (Max Planck Institute of Heart & Lung Research, Bad Nauheim) - "The role of dedifferentiated cardiomyocytes in the diseased myocardium"

Sören Lienkamp (Freiburg University Clinic) - "Renal Tubulogenesis and Kidney Disease Modelling in Xenopus"




Alfred Nordheim (Tübingen University) - "SRF and MRTF: Linking actin dynamics and gene control in endothelial cells"

Rita Gerardy-Schahn (Hannover Medical School) - "(Poly)Sialoglycotopes in organ development"

Hans-Ulrich Demuth (Fraunhofer Institute of Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI), Halle) - "The common molecular denominator linking the Metabolic Syndrome to Neurodegeneration"

Michael Kühl (Ulm University) - "Wnt signaling during vertebrate organogenesis"

Gerhard Christofori (University of Basel) - "Transcriptional control of EMT and cancer metastasis"

Theresia Stradal (Helmholtz Center Braunschweig) - "Cytoskeletal rearrangements during infection and pathogen defense"

Stefan Höning (University of Cologne) - "Mechanisms of cargo selection during clathrin-mediated endocytosis"




Michael Kessels (University of Jena) - “Cortical Actin dynamics in shaping neuronal cells

Christian Bökel (TU Dresden) - "Seeing is Believing - Dissecting BMP and Hh signal transduction"