• Participation in “Cells in Motion”

    • Research interests: biomaterials, synthetic hydrogels, cell-matrix interactions, cellular mechanotransduction, 3D organotypic cell culture models
    • Management Board member of the CiM-IMPRS Graduate Programme
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  • Papers in the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging”


    Truszkowski L, Batur D, Long H, Tarbashevich K, Vos BE, Trappmann B, Raz E. Primordial germ cells adjust their protrusion type while migrating in different tissue contexts in vivo. Development 2023;150Abstract


    Duong CN, Bruckner R, Schmitt M, Nottebaum AF, Braun LJ, Meyer Zu Brickwedde M, Ipe U, Vom Bruch H, Scholer HR, Trapani G, Trappmann B, Ebrahimkutty MP, Huveneers S, de Rooij J, Ishiyama N, Ikura M, Vestweber D. Force-induced changes of alpha-catenin conformation stabilize vascular junctions independently of vinculin. J Cell Sci 2021;134Abstract
    Govindasamy N, Long H, Jeong H-W, Raman R, Ozcifci B, Probst S, Arnold SJ, Riehemann K, Ranga A, Adams RH, Trappmann B, Bedzhov I. 3D biomimetic platform reveals the first interactions of the embryo and the maternal blood vessels. Dev Cell 2021Abstract
    Liu J, Long H, Zeuschner D, Rader AFB, Polacheck WJ, Kessler H, Sorokin L, Trappmann B. Synthetic extracellular matrices with tailored adhesiveness and degradability support lumen formation during angiogenic sprouting. Nat Commun 2021;12: 3402. Abstract


    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