Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Professor of Tubular Morphogenesis

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”I love to spend time at the microscope“

Prof. Stefan Luschnig is an enthusiastic researcher. His great aim is to be able to understand and explain the primary processes in the development of organs – how cells build tubular structures. Luschnig, a biologist, collaborates with many other researchers because he knows that in one life you just cannot do everything yourself. Read the interview

CiM Papers

all papers by Stefan Luschnig


Caviglia S, Flores-Benitez D, Lattner J, Luschnig S, Brankatschk M. Rabs on the fly: functions of Rab GTPases during development. Small GTPases 2017: epub. Abstract
Misra T, Baccino-Calace M, Meyenhofer F, Rodriguez-Crespo D, Akarsu H, Armenta-Calderon R, Gorr TA, Frei C, Cantera R, Egger B, Luschnig S. A genetically encoded biosensor for visualising hypoxia responses in vivo. Biol Open 2017;6: 296-304. Abstract
Sauerwald J, Soneson C, Robinson MD, Luschnig S. Faithful mRNA splicing depends on the Prp19 complex subunit faint sausage and is required for tracheal branching morphogenesis in Drosophila. Development 2017;144: 657-663. Abstract


Caviglia S, Brankatschk M, Fischer EJ, Eaton S, Luschnig S. Staccato/Unc-13-4 controls secretory lysosome-mediated lumen fusion during epithelial tube anastomosis. Nat Cell Biol 2016;18: 727-739. Abstract
De Lella Ezcurra AL, Bertolin AP, Kim K, Katz MJ, Gandara L, Misra T, Luschnig S, Perrimon N, Melani M, Wappner P. miR-190 Enhances HIF-Dependent Responses to Hypoxia in Drosophila by Inhibiting the Prolyl-4-hydroxylase Fatiga. PLoS Genet 2016;12: e1006073. Abstract


Byri S, Misra T, Syed ZA, Batz T, Shah J, Boril L, Glashauser J, Aegerter-Wilmsen T, Matzat T, Moussian B, Uv A, Luschnig S. The Triple-Repeat Protein Anakonda Controls Epithelial Tricellular Junction Formation in Drosophila. Dev Cell 2015;33: 535-548. Abstract