Lab and Research
The Bechstedt lab is interested in microtubule dynamics and the action of microtubule-associated proteins in mitotic spindles, non-centrosomal microtubule-organizing centers, and neuronal cells. We study basic building principles of cellular microtubule architecture as well as mechanisms of disease development like cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.
The lab uses in-vitro reconstitution of microtubule dynamics and TIRF microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy (single-particle cryo-EM and tomography), and cellular methods including genome editing, superresolution microscopy and high-throughput imaging to address our questions from all angles.
Highly self-motivated candidates with interest in the lab’s research and training background in any of the above techniques are encouraged to apply with a CV including relevant information about training and qualifications as well as two contacts for references.
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