Academics at the Department of Biology

Klapper, Robert, Dr. rer. nat.

Studienkoordinator

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Dekanat des Fachbereichs Biologie
Schlossplatz 4
D-48149 Münster

Tel: + 49 - 251 - 83 2 4638
Fax: + 49 - 251 - 83 2 17 06
E-mail: klapper@uni-muenster.de

Sprechstunde: Mi 8.30 – 12.00 Uhr
(Bitte unter Organisation > Dekanat aktulle Änderungen der Sprechstunde recherchieren.)

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang
- Studium der Biologie, Hauptfach Zoologie, WWU Münster
- Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat.: WWU Münster
- post-doc in Entwicklungsbiologie: WWU Münster
- e-Learning Projekte (FlyMove): MPI für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen

Lehrschwerpunkte
- Grundlagen-Modul Naturwissenschaften
- Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie

Forschungsschwerpunkte
Entwicklungsbiologie:
- Anlagenkartierung bei Drosopihla
- morphologische und molekulargenetische Untersuchungen der Syncytienbildung

Ausgewählte Projekte
FlyMove
From the beginning, development of any organism requires a complex interplay of genes to orchestrate the many movements needed to build up an embryo. In the past, work on Drosophila melanogaster has led to important insights often applicable in other systems, too. Thus, in the future knowledge on Drosophila developmental biology will be of fundamental relevance. But especially developmental processes, which take place in space and time, are difficult to convey in textbooks. Here we introduce a new database, http://flymove.uni-muenster.de, combining movies, animated schemata, interactive Shockwaves and pictures that greatly facilitates the direct perception of Drosophila development.

Ausgewählte Publikationen
Klapper, R. Holz, A. and Janning W. (1998). Fate map and cell lineage relationships of thoracic and abdominal anlagen in Drosophila melanogaster. Mech. Dev. 712, 77-87.

Klapper, R. (2000). The longitudinal visceral musculature of Drosophila persists through metamorphosis. Mech. Dev. 95, 47-54.

Klapper, R., Heuser, S., Strasser, T. and Janning, W. (2001) A new approach reveals syncytia within the visceral musculature of Drosophila. Development 128, 2517-2524.

Klapper, R., Stute, C., Schomaker, O., Strasser, T., Janning, W., Renkawitz-Pohl, R. and Holz, A. (2002). The formation of syncytia within the visceral musculature of the Drosophila midgut is dependent on duf, sns and mbc. Mech. Dev. 110, 85-96.

Weigmann, K., Klapper, R., Strasser, T., Rickert, C., Technau, G. Jäckle, H., Janning, W. and Klämbt, C. (2003). FlyMove – a new way to look at development of Drosophila. Trends in Genetics, 19 (6), 310-311.

Holz, A., Bossinger, B., Strasser, T., Janning, W. and Klapper, R. (2003). The two origins of blood in Drosophila. Development, 130, 4955-4962.

Kück, U. et al. (2004). Praktikum der Molekulargenetik, Springer-Verlag, Berlin