Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Group Leader

  • Research Area A.3: Functional membrane domains in neuronal and non-neuronal compartmentalization
  • Research Area A.6: Motion Analysis in Cellular Systems
  • Project FF-2016-17: Mechanisms of human sperm rheotaxis (Timo Strünker, Carsten Fallnich, project time: 07/2016 - 10/2018)
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“I want to find out how sperm locate the egg”

After working in the pharmaceuticals industry for a few years, Prof. Timo Strünker opted for science in the academic world. He is now undertaking research into the navigation skills of sperms – and he knows that we humans have a lot in common with sea urchins. Read the interview

CiM Papers

2018

Brenker C, Rehfeld A, Schiffer C, Kierzek M, Kaupp UB, Skakkebaek NE, Strunker T. Synergistic activation of CatSper Ca2+ channels in human sperm by oviductal ligands and endocrine disrupting chemicals. Hum Reprod 2018;33: 1915-1923. Abstract
Brenker C, Schiffer C, Wagner IV, Tuttelmann F, Ropke A, Rennhack A, Kaupp UB, Strünker T. Action of steroids and plant triterpenoids on CatSper Ca(2+) channels in human sperm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2018;115: E344-E346. Abstract
Rennhack A, Schiffer C, Brenker C, Fridman D, Nitao ET, Cheng Y-M, Tamburrino L, Balbach M, Stolting G, Berger TK, Kierzek M, Alvarez L, Wachten D, Zeng X-H, Baldi E, Publicover SJ, Benjamin Kaupp U, Strunker T. A novel cross-species inhibitor to study the function of CatSper Ca(2+) channels in sperm. Br J Pharmacol 2018;175: 3144-3161. Abstract