Participation in the Cluster of Excellence

CiM Group Leader
CiM-IMPRS Graduate School Member

  • Research Area A.1: Cellular Polarization and Changes in Cell Shape
  • Research Area C.1: Angiogenic Blood Vessel Growth and Vessel Wall Assembly
  • Project FF-2017-21 – Analysis of the cytoskeleton in controlling endoglin-dependent endothelial cell shape changes in response to mechanical forces (Arndt Siekmann, Britta Trappmann; project time: 11/2017 - 12/2018)
  • Project FF-2017-04: A biomimetic platform mimicking the implantation niche of mouse embryos (Ivan Bedzhov, Britta Trappmann, Project time: 11/2017 - 12/2018)

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“Together, we can understand the big picture”

Dr. Britta Trappmann develops engineered tissue models for research into the growth of blood vessels. Other scientists at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence are already showing an interest in her platforms. The reason is that they can then study angiogenesis in 3D in a very well controlled environment. Read the interview

CiM Papers

all papers by Britta Trappmann


Begemann I, Saha T, Lamparter L, Rathmann I, Grill D, Golbach L, Rasch C, Keller U, Trappmann B, Matis M, Gerke V, Klingauf J, Galic M. Mechanochemical self-organization determines search pattern in migratory cells. Nat. Phys. 2019: epub. Abstract


Kato K, Dieguez-Hurtado R, Park DY, Hong SP, Kato-Azuma S, Adams S, Stehling M, Trappmann B, Wrana JL, Koh GY, Adams RH. Pulmonary pericytes regulate lung morphogenesis. Nat Commun 2018;9: 2448. Abstract