February 27: Natalia's and Philipp's paper is featured on the cover of Nature Microbiology!
January 20: Our paper on the dynamic coupling between treadmilling FtsZ filaments and cell division proteins has been published in Nature Microbiology!
Natalia also wrote a blog post on our story for the Nature Research Microbiology Community, find it here!
January 6: Lukasz and Isabel joined our group today, welcome!
December 19: Our fanatastic technician Mar won the yearly award for "Outstanding Scientific Support" at IST Austria, congratulations!
December 17: Paulo's paper on how ZapA modulates the architecture of FtsZ filament bundles has been published in to the Nature Communications!
November 13: Martin has been selected to the EMBO YIP program!
September 23: Urban has studied the emergent properties of a Rab5 activation network in vitro. We found cooperative activation, bistability and activation waves!
Find the preprint "Stochastic activation and bistability in a Rab GTPase regulatory network" on BioRxiv!
June 17: Great food and science at our "Loose lab symposium" at Tulbinger Kogel!
April 10: Natalia, Phillip and Paulo attended the Cell Biology of Prokaryotes conference at the Banz Abbey! Natalia was selected to give a talk and Paulo won the 1st poster prize, congratulations!
March 18: The preprint to Paulo's paper is online! He studied how ZapA modulates the architecture of a membrane-bound FtsZ cytoskeletal network. To our surprise, ZapA strongly affects the architecture of FtsZ filament bundles, but has no influence on treadmilling dynamics. Find the preprint on BioRxiv!
January 15: Batirtze joined the lab as a Postdoc today, welcome!
December 3: We rebuilt part of the bacterial cell division machinery in vitro and found that divisome proteins co-migrate with treadmilling FtsZ filaments by diffusion-and-capture, not by pushing or pulling. Find the preprint on BioRxiv!
October 23: Albert successfully defended his Master Thesis at the University of Vienna today, with the best possible grade! Congratulations!
October 7: We went on a hike in the Vienna woods to enjoy the view to the city.
August 13: Paulo and Martin went to the Gordon Conference Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton in Andover, NH to present our latest findings on the self-organization of the bacterial cell division machinery.
July 2: Laryssa and Beata joined the lab for summer internships, welcome!
December 21: Happy holidays from the IST Austria Christmas party (aka Winter Bash), with two more pictures from the photo booth!
October 1st: Philipp Radler joined the lab as a student intern to work on the bacterial cell division machinery, welcome!
March 15: Paulo was awarded a prestigious PhD fellowship from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds! Congratulations!
December 20: Happy holidays from the IST Austria Christmas party!
September 29: Christian, Christine, Natalia, Paulo and Urban attended the Building the cell meeting in Paris!
September 1: Mar joined the lab today as a Lab Manager, welcome! And Michaela left for her new job as PhD and Postdoc Program Manager at CeMM, all the best for you!
August 12: We just came back from our lab retreat with the Leonard Lab . Had a great time in Brno!
June 9: BBQ with our neighbors from the third floor in Lab Building East.
June 1: Christian joined the lab as an IST Fellow today, welcome!
Mar. 18: Fantastic news today! Natalia was awarded the HFSP Long-Term-Fellowship! Congratulations! And together with Sebastian Maurer, Ivo Telley and Timothy Saunders, we received an HFSP Young Investigator Grant! Looking forward to work together with these guys.
Mar. 8: Christine officially received the Hertha-Firnberg-Award today!
10/09: We have been awarded the ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant! We're very grateful to the ERC!
10/01: Paulo, Urban and Kirill joined the lab for their first rotation!
Natalia joined the lab!
Christine left to Woods Hole, for the MBL Physiology Course. She'll be back in 7 weeks!
Catarina and Blair joined the lab!
The methods paper with Ani, Aaron,Chris and Tim just came out! Find it here.
3/11: We finally got name plates for the lab! Just in time for the PhD selection next week.
3/2: Christine, Aglaja and Shamsi joined the lab!
The Loose group at our lab warming party.
Lab furniture is being set up, official move-in date is February 16th!
Our new lab space on the 3rd floor of Lab Building East is going be ready in February!