PD. Dr. Matthias Behr
Institute of Biology
Tel: +49 (0)341-97-39584 (office)
In our lab, we study Morphogenesis, Extracellular Matrix, and Cell Junctions. Broadly speaking, our work combines three crucial fields of biology: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Genetics.
We want to find out the fundamental mechanisms that take place in nature and therefore do basic research. However, our work often has a clear medical interest because understanding the fundamental processes that regulate life is essential for developing better treatment for diseases.
In our lab, we employ a multidisciplinary approach using a wide range of techniques from genetics, genomics, cell biology, high-resolution and quantitative imaging, biochemistry, molecular biology, and theoretical biology, among many others.
The main question our lab is trying to answer is:
How are tissues and organs built and maintained throughout the life of an organism? Our lab studies Gene families that help cells in cell drinking (endocytosis), cell-cell contact, and cell-matrix formation.
Teaching - PhD / Diploma / Master / Bachelor thesis:
Maximilian Göpfert, Anna Martin, Luise-Elektra Keller, Tariq Ali, Ricarda Hesse, Linda Pöschla, Anne Jacobs, Niklas Kühn, Yanina-Yasmin Pesch, Kapil R Patil, Georg Petkau, Laura CA Jussen, Anna Lollies, Tina Radtke, Christian Wingen, Birgit Stümpges
PNAS, Current Biology, PLOS Genetics, BMC Biology, J.Biol.Chem., Scientific Reports, European J. Cell Biology, PLOS one, Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MDPI life, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Insect Science, Insect Molecular Biology, Pesticide Biochemistry & Physiology, Pest Management Science, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, Frontiers in Insect Science
Diplom Biology, University Freiburg i.Br. / Leeds University (GB)
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Max-Planck-Institute bpc, Göttingen
Posdoc/group lead, LIMES Institute, University Bonn
Habilitation, LIMES Institute, University Bonn
Privat Dozent (PD), Life Sciences, University Leipzig