Current research projects

We are interested in the biochemical networks that organize intracellular space. We study cellular processes from prokaryotic as well as eukaryotic cells.

Our research group is centered around two research questions:

How do bacterial cells divide?
We are using in vitro reconstitution to understand the mechanisms of bacterial cell division.

What are the regulatory networks that control small GTPases in space and time?
We rebuild the regulatory circuits of small GTPases to understand how they generate biochemical identities.

For both research directions we combine protein biochemistry, biomimetic membrane systems, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.

These projects are supported by research grants from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the European Research Council (ERC).