Diep, D.T.V., Collado, J., Hugenroth, M., Fausten, R.M., Percifull, L., Wälte, M., Schuberth, C., Schmidt, O., Fernández-Busnadiego, R., and Bohnert, M. (2024). A metabolically controlled contact site between vacuoles and lipid droplets in yeast. Dev. Cell doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2024.01.016




Höhne, O., and Bohnert, M. (2023). Hard to handle: how lipid saturation affects the nuclear envelope. Trends Cell Biol.34, 1-2.




Eising, S., Esch, B., Wälte, M., Vargas Duarte, P., Walter, S., Ungermann, C., Bohnert, M., and Fröhlich, F. (2022). A lysosomal biogenesis map reveals the cargo spectrum of yeast vacuolar protein targeting pathways. J. Cell Biol.221, e202107148.


Rampelt, H., Wollweber, F., Lecheva, M., de Boer, R., Perschil, I., Steidle, L., Becker, T., Bohnert, M., van der Laan, M., and Pfanner, N. (2022). Dual role of Mic10 in mitochondrial cristae organization and ATP synthase-linked metabolic adaptation and respiratory growth. Cell Rep.38, 110290.




Herker, E., Vieyres, G., Beller, M., Krahmer, N., and Bohnert, M. (2021). Lipid droplet contact sites in health and disease. Trends Cell Biol.31, 345-358.


Fausten, R.M., and Bohnert, M. (2021). A move in response to starvation. Elife10, e69680.


Chartschenko, E., Hugenroth, M., Akhtar, I., Droste, A., Kolkhof, P., Bohnert, M., and Beller, M. (2021). CG32803 is the fly homolog of LDAF1 and influences lipid storage in vivo. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol.133, 103512.




Bohnert M. (2020). Tether me, tether me not – Dynamic organelle contact sites in metabolic rewiring. Dev. Cell54, 212-225.


Hugenroth M., and Bohnert M. (2020). Come a little bit closer! Lipid droplet-ER contact sites are getting crowded. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Res.1867, 118603.


Bohnert M. (2020). New friends for seipin - Implications of seipin partner proteins in the life cycle of lipid droplets. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. S1084-9521(19)30301-5.


Schmidt O., and Bohnert M. (2020). The sweet and sour taste of phosphoinositide signaling: Protonation of PI4P modulates its function in response to cytoplasmic pH changes. Dev. Cell52, 395-397.


Bohnert M. (2020). Tethering fat: Tethers in lipid droplet contact sites. Contact 3, 1–17.


Nettebrock, N.T., and Bohnert, M.(2020). Born this way – Biogenesis of lipid droplets from specialized ER subdomains. Biochim. Biophys. ActaMol. Cell Biol. Lipids 1865, 158448.




Castro, I.G., Eisenberg-Bord, M., Persiani, E., Rochford, J.J., Schuldiner, M., and Bohnert, M. (2019). Promethin is a conserved seipin partner protein. Cells8, E268.


            Editor’s choice article


Bohnert M. (2019). Wie lipid droplets mit ihrer Umgebung kommunizieren. BIOspektrum25, 264-267.


Bohnert, M.(2019). Organelle contact sites: Lipid droplets hooked by metabolically controlled tethers. Curr. Biol.29, R375-R377.




Eisenberg-Bord, M., Mari, M., Weill, U., Rosenfeld-Gur, E., Moldavski, O., Castro, I.G., Soni, K.G., Harpaz, N., Levine, T.P., Futerman, A.H., Reggiori, F., Bankaitis, V.A., Schuldiner, M., and Bohnert, M. (2018). Identification of seipin-linked factors that act as determinants of a lipid droplet subpopulation. J. Cell Biol.217, 269-282.


Bohnert M. (2018). Wrapping up the fats – a structure of the lipid droplet biogenesis protein seipin. J. Cell Biol.217, 4053-4054.


Rampelt, H., Wollweber, F., Gerke, C., Bohnert, M., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2018). Assembly of the mitochondrial cristae organizer Mic10 is regulated by Mic26-Mic27 antagonism and cardiolipin. J. Mol. Biol.430, 1883-1890.


González Montoro, A., Auffahrt, K., Hönscher, C., Bohnert, M., Becker, T., Warscheid, B., Reggiori, F., van der Laan, M., Fröhlich, F., and Ungermann, C. (2018). Vps39 interacts with Tom40 to establish one of two functionally distinct vacuole-mitochondria contact sites. Dev. Cell45, 621-636.


Bohnert, M., and Schuldiner, M. (2018). Stepping outside the comfort zone of membrane contact site research. Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol.19, 483-484.




Schuldiner, M., and Bohnert, M. (2017). A different kind of love – lipid droplet contact sites. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Biol. Lipids1862, 1188-1196.


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Morgenstern, M., Stiller, S.B., Lübbert, P., Peikert, C.D., Dannenmaier, S., Drepper, F., Weill, U., Höß, P., Feuerstein, R., Gebert, M., Bohnert, M., van der Laan, M., Schuldiner, M., Schütze, C., Oeljeklaus, S., Pfanner, N., Wiedemann, N., and Warscheid, B. (2017). Definition of a high-confidence mitochondrial proteome at quantitative scale. Cell Rep.19, 2836-2852.


Rampelt, H., Bohnert, M., Zerbes, R.M., Horvath, S.E., Warscheid, B., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2017). Mic10, a core subunit of the mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system, interacts with the dimeric F1FO-ATP synthase. J. Mol. Biol.429, 1162-1170.




Zerbes, R.M., Höß, P., Pfanner, N., van der Laan, M., and Bohnert, M. (2016). Distinct roles of Mic12 and Mic27 in the mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system. J. Mol. Biol. 428, 1485-1492.


Stiller, S.B., Höpker, J., Oeljeklaus, S, Schütze, C, Schrempp, S.G., Vent-Schmidt, J., Horvath, S.E., Frazier, A.E., Gebert, N., van der Laan, M., Bohnert, M., Warscheid, B., Pfanner, N., and Wiedemann, N. (2016). Mitochondrial OXA translocase plays a major role in biogenesis of inner-membrane proteins. Cell Metab.23, 901-908.


Eisenberg-Bord, M., Shai, N., Schuldiner, M., and Bohnert, M. (2016). A tether is a tether is a tether: Tethering at membrane contact sites. Dev. Cell39, 395-409.




Bohnert, M., Zerbes, R.M., Davies, K.M., Mühleip, A.W., Rampelt, H., Horvath, S.E., Boenke, T., Kram, A., Perschil, I., Veenhuis, M., Kühlbrandt,W., van der Klei, I.J., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2015). Central Role of Mic10 in the Mitochondrial Contact Site and Cristae Organizing System. Cell Metab.21, 747-755.


Highlighted in: Milenkovic, D., and Larsson, N.G. (2015). Mic10 oligomerization pinches off mitochondrial cristae. Cell Metab. 21, 660-661.


Wenz, L.S., Ellenrieder, L., Qiu, J., Bohnert, M., Zufall, N., van der Laan, M., Pfanner, N., Wiedemann, N., and Becker, T. (2015). Crucial role of Sam37 in forming the mitochondrial TOM-SAM supercomplex promoting b-barrel biogenesis. J. Cell Biol.210, 1047-1054.


Bode, M., Woellhaf, M.W., Bohnert, M., van der Laan, M., Sommer, F., Jung, M., Zimmermann, R., Schroda, M., and Herrmann, J.M. (2015). Redox-regulated dynamic interplay between Cox19 and the copper-binding protein Cox11 in the intermembrane space of mitochondria facilitates biogenesis of cytochrome c oxidase. Mol. Biol. Cell26, 2385-2401.


Bohnert, M., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2015). Mitochondrial machineries for insertion of membrane proteins. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol.33, 92-102.




Hönscher, C., Mari, M., Auffarth, K., Bohnert, M., Griffith, J., Geerts, W., van der Laan, M., Cabrera, M., Reggiori, F., and Ungermann, C. (2014). Cellular metabolism regulates contact sites between vacuoles and mitochondria. Dev. Cell30, 86-94.


Highlighted in: Klecker, T., and Westermann, B. (2014). Mitochondria are clamped to vacuoles for lipid transport. Dev. Cell 30, 1-2.


Aiyar, R.S., Bohnert, M., Duvezin-Caubet, S., Voisset, C., Gagneur, J., Fritsch, E.S., Couplan, E., von der Malsburg, K., Funaya, C., Soubigou, F., Courtin, F., Suresh, S., Kucharczyk, R., Evrard, J., Antony, C., St. Onge, R.P., Blondel, M., di Rago, J.-P., van der Laan, M., and Steinmetz, L.M. (2014). Mitochondrial protein sorting as a therapeutic target for ATP synthase disorders. Nat. Commun.5, 5585.




Qiu, J., Wenz, L.S., Zerbes, R.M., Oeljeklaus, S., Bohnert, M., Stroud, D.A., Wirth, C., Ellenrieder, L., Thornton, N., Kutik, S., Wiese, S., Schulze-Specking, A., Zufall, N., Chacinska, A., Guiard, B., Hunte, C., Warscheid, B., van der Laan, M., Pfanner, N., Wiedemann, N., and Becker, T. (2013). Coupling of mitochondrial import and export translocases by receptor-mediated supercomplex formation. Cell 154, 596-608.




Zerbes, R.M., van der Klei, I.J., Veenhuis, M., Pfanner, N., van der Laan, M., and Bohnert, M. (2012). Mitofilin complexes: conserved organizers of mitochondrial membrane architecture. Biol. Chem.393, 1247-1261.


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Gebert, M., Schrempp, S.G., Mehnert, C.S., Heißwolf, A.K., Oeljeklaus, S., Ieva, R., Bohnert, M.,von der Malsburg, K.,Wiese, S., Kleinschroth, T., Hunte, C., Meyer, H.E., Haferkamp, I., Guiard, B., Warscheid, B.,Pfanner, N.,andvan der Laan, M. (2012). Mgr2 promotes coupling of the mitochondrial presequence translocase to partner complexes. J. Cell Biol.197, 595-604.


Stojanovski, D., Bohnert, M., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2012). Mechanisms of protein sorting in mitochondria. Cold Spring Harb. Perspect. Biol. 4, a011320.


Zerbes, R.M.*, Bohnert, M.*, Stroud, D.A., von der Malsburg, K., Kram, A., Oeljeklaus, S., Warscheid, B., Becker, T., Wiedemann, N., Veenhuis, M., van der Klei, I.J., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2012). Role of MINOS in mitochondrial membrane architecture: cristae morphology and outer membrane interactions differentially depend on mitofilin domains. J. Mol. Biol. 422, 183-191.(*equal contribution)


Highlighted in: Gabriel, K. (2012). Connecting the points: revealing the bigger picture. J. Mol. Biol. 422, 181-182.


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van der Laan, M., Bohnert, M., Wiedemann, N., and Pfanner, N. (2012). Role of MINOS in mitochondrial membrane architecture and biogenesis. Trends Cell Biol.22, 185-192.


Bohnert, M.*, Wenz, L.S.*, Zerbes, R.M.*, Horvarth, S.E., Stroud, D.A., von der Malsburg, K., Müller, J.M., Oeljeklaus, S., Perschil, I., Warscheid, B., Chacinska, A., Veenhuis, M., van der Klei, I.J., Daum, G., Wiedemann, N., Becker, T., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2012). Role of mitochondrial inner membrane organizing system in protein biogenesis of the mitochondrial outer membrane. Mol. Biol. Cell23, 3948-3956.(*equal contribution)




von der Malsburg, K.*, Müller, J.M.*, Bohnert, M.*, Oeljeklaus, S., Kwiatkowska, P., Becker, T., Loniewska-Lwowska, A.,Wiese, S., Rao, S., Milenkovic, D., Hutu, D.P., Zerbes, R.M., Schulze-Specking, A., Meyer, H.E., Martinou, J.-C., Rospert, S., Rehling, P., Meisinger, C., Veenhuis, M., Warscheid, B., van der Klei, I.J., Pfanner, N., Chacinska, A., and van der Laan, M. (2011).Dual role of mitofilin in mitochondrial membrane organization and protein biogenesis. Dev. Cell21, 694-707.(*equal contribution)


Highlighted in: Herrmann, J.M. (2011). MINOS is plus: a mitofilin complex for mitochondrial membrane contacts. Dev. Cell 21, 599-600.


Stroud, D.A., Oeljeklaus, S., Wiese, S., Bohnert, M., Lewandrowski, U., Sickmann, A., Guiard, B., van der Laan, M., Warscheid, B., and Wiedemann, N. (2011). Composition and topology of the Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mitochondria Encounter Structure. J. Mol. Biol. 413, 743-750.


Previous publications


Bohnert, M., Rehling, P., Guiard, B., Herrmann, J. M., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2010). Cooperation of stop-transfer and conservative sorting mechanisms in mitochondrial protein transport. Curr. Biol.20, 1227-1232.


Highlighted in: Webb, C.T., and Lithgow, T. (2010). Mitochondrial biogenesis: sorting mechanisms cooperate in ABC transporter assembly. Curr. Biol. 10, R564-567.


Bohnert, M., Pfanner, N., and van der Laan, M. (2007). A dynamic machinery for import of mitochondrial precursor proteins. FEBS Lett.581, 2802-2810.