Participation in “Cells in Motion”
- Management Board member of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
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.
Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”
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