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Joost C.M. Holthuis
Joost C.M. Holthuis is Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. He studied medical biology at Utrecht University and received his PhD from the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom, he worked as associate professor at the Bijvoet Center and Institute of Biomembranes of Utrecht University. Research in his group focuses on membrane lipid metabolism, transport and homeostasis, the underlying protein machinery of lipid converters, sensors and flippases, and how this machinery participates in key cellular and pathological processes.
Christian Ungermann studied Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Tübingen and at Oregon State University. He received his PhD in Biology at the University of Munich in the laboratory of Prof. Walter Neupert in 1996. He made his postdoctoral research in the Lab of Prof. William Wickner in Hanover, NH, USA, and then became a group leader in 1999 at the University of Heidelberg. Since 2006, he is full professor in the University of Osnabrück. Using yeast as model system, he is studying membrane dynamics in the endosomal system, with the focus on Rab GTPases and tethering complexes.
Published Online: 2013-01-08
Published in Print: 2013-02-01