Structural Biology of Cell Migration

Structural plasticity and movement play fundamental roles in life, from the level of whole organisms down to cells, viruses and individual molecules. We are using cell biology and advanced correlative light and cryo-electron microscopy methods to study the organization and structure of the actin cytoskeleton, the key player in the ability of cells to move . If you want to know more about why and how we do it click here

Structural Virology

Understanding virus structure is crucial in order to elucidate important features of the viral lifecycle as well as to open up new avenues to interfere with virus assembly. For decades viruses have been useful tools to develop new methods in electron microscopy. To learn more about our efforts to visualize the structure of different viruses and how they help us to take cryo-ET and subtomogram averaging to the next level click here.

In case you want to know more about the projects in the lab, you can also look up our publications or drop us an email at

We are also very thankful to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for funding our projects through the Lise-Meitner-Programm (M2495) and a stand-alone grant (P31445).