Participation in “Cells in Motion”

  • Management Board member of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
  • Research interests: biomaterials, synthetic hydrogels, cell-matrix interactions, cellular mechanotransduction, 3D organotypic cell culture models
  • 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” – an interview

Dr Britta Trappmann develops engineered tissue models for research into the growth of blood vessels. Other scientists 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.

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

    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;15: 848-857. 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