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Dissecting cell polarity with chemical genetics
18. November
16:00 Uhr - 17:30 Uhr

We are very pleased to invite you to the CMMC seminar held by Jens Januschke (School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee - Scotland, UK) scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4.00 p.m. in the Mediathek of the CMMC Research Building, Robert-Koch-Str. 21, 50931 Cologne.
Please find here the summary of Dr. Januschke’s CV:
The lab of Jens Januschke is interested in the cell division and polarity. Jens studied biology at the University of Cologne and did his master thesis with Professor Siegfried Roth in the institute for developmental biology working with Drosophila as a model system. He then moved to the University Paris VII where he obtained his PhD in 2005 working on mRNA transport and the specification of embryonic body axis in the Drosophila oocyte with Dr. Antoine Guichet. He then moved the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona where he worked with Professor Cayetano Gonzalez on cell division and the role of centrosomes during asymmetric division of the stem cells that build the adult nervous system of the fly. In 2013 he was awarded a Sir Henry Dale fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to start his own lab at the University of Dundee in Scotland. The lab is working on the dynamics of the cell biological mechanisms that drive asymmetric stem cell division and differentiation in the developing fly brain. Currently he is the deputy head of division of the cell and developmental biology department in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. The lab uses proteomics, genetics and has specialized in live cell imaging approaches and chemical genetics to study the signalling events that coordinate cell polarity establishment with the cell cycle.
Andreas Wodarz (Institute I for Anatomy) is hosting the guest speaker. If you would like to meet with Jens Januschke before or after his talk, please contact
For your information - overview of life science seminars at the University of Cologne: