Participation in “Cells in Motion”

  • Cells in Motion Professor of Tubular Morphogenesis
  • Supervisor in the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
  • Research interests: morphogenesis of tubular organs, cellular and molecular mechanisms that control epithelial tube size and shape, cell behaviour and tissue mechanics in cylindrical epithelia, dynamics of intracellular membrane and protein trafficking, structure and function of epithelial tricellular junctions, roles of hypoxia in development

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”I love to spend time at the microscope“ – an interview

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.

  • Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”

    all papers by Stefan Luschnig

    2019

    Sauerwald J, Backer W, Matzat T, Schnorrer F, Luschnig S. Matrix metalloproteinase 1 modulates invasive behavior of tracheal branches during entry into Drosophila flight muscles. Elife 2019;8: epub. Abstract

    2018

    Beati H, Peek I, Hordowska P, Honemann-Capito M, Glashauser J, Renschler FA, Kakanj P, Ramrath A, Leptin M, Luschnig S, Wiesner S, Wodarz A. The adherens junction-associated LIM domain protein Smallish regulates epithelial morphogenesis. J Cell Biol 2018;217: 1079-1095. Abstract
    Loison O, Weitkunat M, Kaya-Copur A, Nascimento Alves C, Matzat T, Spletter ML, Luschnig S, Brasselet S, Lenne P-F, Schnorrer F. Polarization-resolved microscopy reveals a muscle myosin motor-independent mechanism of molecular actin ordering during sarcomere maturation. PLoS Biol 2018;16: e2004718. Abstract
    Nelson JO, Forster D, Frizzell KA, Luschnig S, Metzstein MM. Multiple Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Processes Require Smg5 in Drosophila. Genetics 2018;209: 1073-1084. Abstract

    2017

    Caviglia S, Flores-Benitez D, Lattner J, Luschnig S, Brankatschk M. Rabs on the fly: Functions of Rab GTPases during development. Small GTPases 2017: 1-10. 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

    2016

    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

    2015

    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