Cell Migration Group

We are investigating the role ion channels and ion transporters play in tumor and immune cell migration. In particular, we focus on Ca2+ sensitive K+ channels, TRP channels, and the Na+/H+ exchanger. The key question addressed by our research is: Why are these ion transport proteins required for cell migration? To this end we apply predominantly imaging techniques such as time-lapse videomicroscopy, live-cell fluorescence microscopy, TIRF microscopy and ionic imaging and atomic force microscopy.

The group is supported by the expert technical assistance of Ilka Neumann, Sarah Sargin and Sandra Schimmelpfennig.