- Simon Alberti
- Jan Brugués
- Suzanne Eaton
- Michael Hiller
- Alf Honigmann
- Wieland Huttner
- Anthony Hyman
- Florian Jug
- Elisabeth Knust
- Moritz Kreysing
- Teymuras Kurzchalia
- Carl Modes
- Gene Myers
- André Nadler
- Caren Norden
- Gaia Pigino
- Jochen Rink
- Ivo Sbalzarini
- Andrej Shevchenko
- Jacqueline Tabler
- Dora Tang
- Pavel Tomancak
- Nadine Vastenhouw
- Christoph Zechner
- Marino Zerial
General Contact Information
Max Planck Institute
of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
- Rink -
|Phone||+49 351 210-1260|
|Fax||+49 351 210-1289|
Current Lab Members
|Andreas, Heino||Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-1415|
|Boothe, Tobias||ELBE-Postdocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2973|
|Cleland, James||Predocfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-2745|
|Dickmann, Johanna||Predocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2469|
|Grohme, Markus||Postdocfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-2427|
|Ivankovic, Mario||Predocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2488|
|Rink, Jochen||Group Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-2435|
|Rozanski, Andrei||Postdocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2503|
|Thommen, Albert||Predocfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-2484|
|Vila Farré, Miquel||Postdocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2475|
|von Kannen, Stephanie||Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||+49 351 210-2784|
|Vu, Hanh Thi-Kim||Postdocemail@example.com||+49 351 210-2401|
Chief Planarian Welfare Officer, Germany
My job in the lab is to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of each and every worm.
Student helper, Germany:
I help taking care of the planarian species collection by feeding and cleaning the animals. I also started to characterize and compare different species.
Stephanie von Kannen
I am responsible for lab organization. Besides, my research focus is on raising antibodies against planarian proteins and trying to make them work.
PhD student, Taiwan:
I am interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms during planarian regeneration, especially how signaling pathways coordinate with each other and how changes in signaling networks affect regeneration ability between species.
PhD student, Egypt:
I am generally interested in understanding polarity and how it is established and propagated through out the planarian tissue. During my PhD, I would like to establish tools to visualize organismal polarity on a cellular level, which will then allow me to investigate the kinetics and mechanisms underlying the establishment and propagation of tissue polarity.
Group Leader, Germany
I first fell victim to flatworm fascination during my postdoctoral research and have not been tempted by other model systems ever since. Besides the usual group leader chores, my role in the lab and beyond involves the search for new planarian species in the most unlikely places.
Student helper, Germany:
I have a strong personal interest in working in the exciting field of regeneration and would like to do my PhD someday. Therefore I am expanding my existing knowledge in diverse biological during an Internship in this group, studying the ability of planarians to recover and regenerate by specific cell culture assays and anti body generation.
PhD student, Austria
My personal interests are focused on developmental biology. I am especially fascinated by self organizing patterning systems. How such patterning systems arise de novo in regenerating planarian tissue fragments and how signaling systems generally shape and scale the planarian body plan is what I would like to understand during my PhD thesis.
PhD student, Switzerland
I am interested in the cellular dynamics, i.e. the temporal and spatial organisation of cellular activity, underlying tissue formation and maintenance in planarians. Furthermore, I aim to understand how cell turnover is controlled and adjusted to promote regenerative processes as well as changes in body size under different feeding conditions.
Miquel Vila Farré
I am interested in how individual cells compete and cooperate within an organism and how these interactions influence the fitness of the individual at the population level and thus its evolutionary success. To this end, I combine molecular techniques with taxonomy, population biology and ecology.
I am interested in dissecting the potential heterogeneity of the planarian stem cells (“neoblasts”) and in addressing how molecules orchestrate their differentiation into distinct lineages.