Research Groups

Nicola Maghelli

Research Interests

  • Live-cell imaging.
  • Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM).
  • High content multidimensional imaging.

Current project

  • dSLM microscope
  • Multiple illumination/detection SPIM

Recent Publications

Kinesin-8 motors improve nuclear centring by promoting microtubule catastrophe
Glunčić*, M.; Maghelli, N.*; Krull, A.; Krstić, V.; Ramunno-Johnson, D.; Pavin, N.; Tolić, I. M.
*Equal contribution
Physical Review Letters, 2015

Identification and regulation of a molecular module for bleb-based cell motility
Goudarzi, M., Banisch, T. U., Mobin, M. B., Maghelli, N., Tarbashevich, K., Strate, I., et al.
Developmental Cell, 2012
paper

Single-molecule imaging in vivo: the dancing building blocks of the cell
Coelho, M., Maghelli, N., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
Integrative Biology, 2013
paper

Old Publications

Self-organization of dynein motors generates meiotic nuclear oscillations
Vogel, S. K., Pavin, N., Maghelli, N., Jülicher, F., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
PLoS Biology, 2009
paper

Optical near-field harmonic demodulation in apertureless microscopy
Maghelli, N., Labardi, M., Patanè, S., Irrera, F., & Allegrini, M.
Journal Of Microscopy, 2001
paper

Polarization-modulation near-field optical microscope for quantitative local dichroism mapping
Ramoino, L., Labardi, M., Maghelli, N., Pardi, L., Allegrini, M., & Patanè, S.
Review of Scientific Instruments, 2002
paper

Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy on rotated sub-micrometer polymer gratings generated by UV-laser based two-beam interference
Csete, M., Szekeres, G., Vass, C., Maghelli, N., Osvay, K., Bor, Z., et al.
Applied Surface Science, 2006
paper

Micromechanical properties of tobacco mosaic viruses
Schmatulla, A., Maghelli, N., & Marti, O.
Journal of Microscopy, 2007
paper

Interphase microtubules determine the initial alignment of the mitotic spindle
Vogel, S. K., Raabe, I., Dereli, A., Maghelli, N., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
Current Biology, 2007
paper

Versatile Laser-based Cell Manipulator
Maghelli, N., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
Journal of Biophotonics, 2008
paper

Microtubules and motor proteins: Mechanically regulated self-organization in vivo
Vogel, S., Pavin, N., Maghelli, N., Jülicher, F., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
The European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 2009
paper

Optical trapping and laser ablation of microtubules in fission yeast
Maghelli, N., & Tolić-Nørrelykke, I. M.
Methods in Cell Biology, 2010
paper

Axon extension occurs independently of centrosomal microtubule nucleation
Stiess, M., Maghelli, N., Kapitein, L. C., Gomis-Ruth, S., Wilsch-Brauninger, M., Hoogenraad, C. C., et al.
Science, 2010
paper

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

June 2012-present
Staff scientist in Eugene Myers group, at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden
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August 2006-June 2012
Postdoc in Iva Tolić-Nørrelykke group, at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden
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November 2000-July 2006
Ph. D. Student in Prof. Othmar Marti group. Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Ulm, Germany
Title of thesis: “Mechanical properties of biological assemblies: Development of analysis instruments and methods”
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June 1999
Undergraduate student in Prof. Maria Allegrini group. Department of Experimental Physics, University of Pisa, Italy
Title of thesis: “Development of an apertureless near-field optical scanning microscope with reduced artifact and increased resolution”