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Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology

Within the program on Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, we want to understand the nuts and bolts of how cells work and get together to generate complex tissues. The Dresden campus has a strong core of basic scientists working on a number of different model organisms including fly, fish, newt and mouse. Here, molecular and cellular approaches are integrated with evolutionary and developmental cell biology to understand how the differentiation of stem cells and the behavior of their progeny function to build a complete body. The insights obtained within this research area feed extensively into other programs in Dresden – particularly Regenerative Biology and Biomedicine – to facilitate applied and translational science.

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Research Groups


Mareike Albert

TUD CRTD Gene regulatory mechanisms of neocortex evolution

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Simon Alberti

TUD BIOTEC Organization of cytoplasm across space and time

Catherina G. Becker

TUD CRTD Development and Repair of the Central Nervous System

Michael Brand

TUD CRTD, TUD PoL Development and Regeneration of the Vertebrate Brain

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Henrik Bringmann

TUD BIOTEC How to regenerate during sleep


Frank Buchholz

TUD Medical Campus Functional genomics & Genome Surgery


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Federico Calegari

TUD CRTD Proliferation and Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells

Otger Campàs

TUD PoL Physics of Embryonic Self-Organization and Morphogenesis

Denis Corbeil

TUD BIOTEC Organization and Dynamics of Plasma Membrane Protrusions: From Cell Biology to Regenerative Therapy

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Christian Dahmann

TUD Biology, TUD PoL Signals and mechanics in epithelial morphogenesis


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Anthony Gavalas

TUD PLID Stem Cells in Pancreas Development and Disease

Alexander Gerbaulet

TUD Medical Campus Hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and regulation

Hanno Glimm

TUD Medical Campus Translational Medical Oncology: Understanding and targeting alterations in cancer

Tatyana Grinenko

TUD MTZ Mechanisms of somatic mutations in HSCs during hematological stresses

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Robert Haase

TUD PoL Bio-image Analysis

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Alf Honigmann

TUD BIOTEC Membrane organization of cells and tissues

Marcus Jahnel

TUD PoL, TUD BIOTEC Dynamics of Biomolecules


Gerd Kempermann

DZNE, TUD CRTD Adult neurogenesis

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Nils Kröger

TUD B CUBE, TUD PoL Biomineralization, Bioadhesion, Nano-Biotechnology


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Nikolay Ninov

TUD CRTD, TUD PLID In vivo regeneration of β-cells as a future therapy for T1D

Ingo Roeder

TUD Medical Campus Systems biology with applications in medicine, (stem) cell and developmental biology

Tatiana Sandoval Guzmán

TUD PLID, TUD Medical Campus Vertebrate tissue repair and regeneration

Michele Solimena

TUD PLID Cell Biology of Pancreatic Beta Cells and Pathogenesis of Diabetes

Charlotte Steenblock

TUD Medical Campus Adrenal stem cells and their role in stress


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Jared Sterneckert

TUD CRTD iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Diseases


Francis Stewart

TUD BIOTEC, TUD PoL Epigenetic regulation and genomic engineering

Tomohisa Toda

DZNE Nuclear architecture in the long-term maintenance of brain function and brain aging

Attila Tóth

TUD MTZ Genome integrity in the mammalian germline: recombination and checkpoints during gametogenesis

Alexander Wurm

TUD Medical Campus The interplay between non-coding RNAs and the epigenome – a map for precision oncology?

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Xingbo Yang

TUD PoL Bioenergetics of Self-Organization


Maximina Yun

TUD CRTD Regeneration of Complex Structures in Adult Vertebrates