Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Principal Investigator
Coordinator Research Area A
Scientific Steering Committee Member
CiM-IMPRS Graduate School Member

  • Research Area A.1: Cellular Polarization and Changes in Cell Shape
  • Research Area A.2: Cell Fate Programmes and Plasticity in Pluripotent and Somatic Stem Cells
  • Research Area A.6: Motion Analysis in Cellular Systems
  • Project FF-2017-14 – Characterization of cell-environment interactions affecting single-cell motility in vivo (Erez Raz, Martin Burger, Daniel Tenbrinck; project time: 11/2017 - 12/2018)
  • Project FF-2014-09: The impact of cellular and tissue viscoelasticity on cell migration and morphogenesis (Cornelia Denz, Erez Raz, project time: 07/2014 - 06/2016)
© CiM - Peter Grewer

"I like to look at questions from new angles"

What allows a cell migrate from A to B? This is something that Prof. Erez Raz, a principal investigator at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence would like to find out. In doing so, he likes to try out new paths and always likes being surprised. And there is one thing he is sure about: it is the combination of various fields that characterizes good science. Read the interview

CiM Papers

all papers by Erez Raz

2019

Goudarzi M, Boquet-Pujadas A, Olivo-Marin J-C, Raz E. Fluid dynamics during bleb formation in migrating cells in vivo. PLoS One 2019;14: e0212699. Abstract

2018

Malhotra D, Shin J, Solnica-Krezel L, Raz E. Spatio-temporal regulation of concurrent developmental processes by generic signaling downstream of chemokine receptors. Elife 2018;7: e33574. Abstract
Pfeiffer J, Tarbashevich K, Bandemer J, Palm T, Raz E. Rapid progression through the cell cycle ensures efficient migration of primordial germ cells - The role of Hsp90. Dev Biol 2018;436: 84-93. Abstract

2017

Cao J, Ehling M, März S, Seebach J, Tarbashevich K, Sixta T, Pitulescu ME, Werner A-C, Flach B, Montanez E, Raz E, Adams RH, Schnittler H. Polarized actin and VE-cadherin dynamics regulate junctional remodelling and cell migration during sprouting angiogenesis. Nat Commun 2017;8Abstract
Goudarzi M, Tarbashevich K, Mildner K, Begemann I, Garcia J, Paksa A, Reichman-Fried M, Mahabaleshwar H, Blaser H, Hartwig J, Zeuschner D, Galic M, Bagnat M, Betz T, Raz E. Bleb Expansion in Migrating Cells Depends on Supply of Membrane from Cell Surface Invaginations. Dev Cell 2017;43: 577-587.e5. Abstract
Gross-Thebing T, Yigit S, Pfeiffer J, Reichman-Fried M, Bandemer J, Ruckert C, Rathmer C, Goudarzi M, Stehling M, Tarbashevich K, Seggewiss J, Raz E. The Vertebrate Protein Dead End Maintains Primordial Germ Cell Fate by Inhibiting Somatic Differentiation. Developmental Cell 2017;43: 704-715.e5. Abstract
Horner F, Meissner R, Polali S, Pfeiffer J, Betz T, Denz C, Raz E. Holographic optical tweezers-based in vivo manipulations in zebrafish embryos. J Biophotonics 2017;10: 1492-1501. Abstract

2016

Otten ABC, Theunissen TEJ, Derhaag JG, Lambrichs EH, Boesten IBW, Winandy M, van Montfoort APA, Tarbashevich K, Raz E, Gerards M, Vanoevelen JM, van den Bosch BJC, Muller M, Smeets HJM. Differences in Strength and Timing of the mtDNA Bottleneck between Zebrafish Germline and Non-germline Cells. Cell Rep 2016;16: 622-630. Abstract
Paksa A, Bandemer J, Hoeckendorf B, Razin N, Tarbashevich K, Minina S, Meyen D, Biundo A, Leidel SA, Peyrieras N, Gov NS, Keller PJ, Raz E. Repulsive cues combined with physical barriers and cell-cell adhesion determine progenitor cell positioning during organogenesis. Nat Commun 2016;7: 11288. Abstract

2015

Bussmann J, Raz E. Chemokine-guided cell migration and motility in zebrafish development. Embo J 2015;34: 1309-1318. Abstract
Goudarzi M, Mildner K, Babatz F, Riedel D, Klambt C, Zeuschner D, Raz E. Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy of Rare Cell Populations in Zebrafish Embryos Using Laser Marks. Zebrafish 2015;12: 470-473. Abstract
Meyen D, Tarbashevich K, Banisch TU, Wittwer C, Reichman-Fried M, Maugis B, Grimaldi C, Messerschmidt E-M, Raz E. Dynamic filopodia are required for chemokine-dependent intracellular polarization during guided cell migration in vivo. Elife 2015;4: e05279. Abstract
Paksa A, Raz E. Zebrafish germ cells: motility and guided migration. Curr Opin Cell Biol 2015;36: 80-85. Abstract
Stanganello E, Hagemann AIH, Mattes B, Sinner C, Meyen D, Weber S, Schug A, Raz E, Scholpp S. Filopodia-based Wnt transport during vertebrate tissue patterning. Nat Commun 2015;6: 5846. Abstract
Tarbashevich K, Reichman-Fried M, Grimaldi C, Raz E. Chemokine-Dependent pH Elevation at the Cell Front Sustains Polarity in Directionally Migrating Zebrafish Germ Cells. Curr Biol 2015;25: 1096-1103. Abstract

2014

Gross-Thebing T, Paksa A, Raz E. Simultaneous high-resolution detection of multiple transcripts combined with localization of proteins in whole-mount embryos. BMC Biol 2014;12: 55. Abstract
Hartwig J, Tarbashevich K, Seggewiss J, Stehling M, Bandemer J, Grimaldi C, Paksa A, Gross-Thebing T, Meyen D, Raz E. Temporal control over the initiation of cell motility by a regulator of G-protein signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014;111: 11389-11394. Abstract
Reichman-Fried M, Raz E. Small proteins, big roles: The signaling protein Apela extends the complexity of developmental pathways in the early zebrafish embryo. Bioessays 2014;36: 741-745. Abstract
Xu C, Hasan SS, Schmidt I, Rocha SF, Pitulescu ME, Bussmann J, Meyen D, Raz E, Adams RH, Siekmann AF. Arteries are formed by vein-derived endothelial tip cells. Nat Commun 2014;5: 5758. Abstract

2013

Goudarzi M, Strate I, Paksa A, Lagendijk A-K, Bakkers J, Raz E. On the robustness of germ cell migration and microRNA-mediated regulation of chemokine signaling. Nat Genet 2013;45: 1264-1265. Abstract
Paluch EK, Raz E. The role and regulation of blebs in cell migration. Curr Opin Cell Biol 2013;25: 582-590. Abstract