Scientific Degrees
05/2005           PhD     Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
05/2000           BSc     Microbiology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Academic positions
01/2014 - present       Group Leader, University of Münster, Germany
09/2011 - 12/2013      Life-Science Research Associate, Stanford University, USA
09/2007 - 08/2011      Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University, USA
08/2005 - 04/2007      Postdoctoral fellow, University of Basel, Switzerland



Gross-Thebing S#, Truszkowski L#, Tenbrinck D, Sánchez-Iranzo H, Camelo C,  Westerich KJ, Singh A, Paul Maier P, Prengel J, Lange P, Hüwel J, Gaede F, Sasse R, Vos EB, Betz T, Matis M, Prevedel R, Luschnig S, Diz-Muñoz A, Burger M, Raz, E. Using migrating cells as probes to illuminate features in live embryonic tissues. Science Advances (2020) (in press).
# Equal contribution

Matis M*. Direct Role of Microtubules in Cell Mechanics. BioEssays 2020 May; 42(5).

Begemann I, Saha T, Rathmann I, Grill D, Golbach L, Rasch C, Ricker A, Trappmann B, Matis M, Gerke V, Klingauf J, and Galic M. Mechano-chemical self-organization determines search pattern in migratory cells. Nat Phys 2019 Aug; 15: 848-857.

Singh A, Saha T, Begemann I, Ricker A, Nusse H, Thorn-Seshold O, Klingauf J, Galic M, Matis M*. Polarized microtubule dynamics directs cell mechanics and coordinates forces during epithelial morphogenesis. Nat Cell Biol 2018 Oct; 20(10): 1126-1133. (Recommended by F1000)

Ebnet K, Kummer D, Steinbacher T, Singh A, Nakayama M, Matis M*. Regulation of cell polarity by cell adhesion receptors. Semin Cell Dev Biol 2018 Sep; 81: 2-12.

Saha T, Rathmann I, Viplav A, Panzade S, Begemann I, Rasch C, Klingauf J, Matis M, Galic M. Automated analysis of filopodial length and spatially resolved protein concentration via adaptive shape tracking. Mol Biol Cell 2016 Nov; 27(22): 3616-3626.

Galic M and Matis M*. Polarized trafficking provides spatial cues for planar cell polarization within a tissue. BioEssays 2015 Jun; 37(6): 678-686. (Recommended by F1000)

Galic M, Tsai FC, Collins SC, Matis M, Jeong S. Joubert LM, Bandara S, & Meyer T. Dynamic Recruitment of Nadrin2 to Nanoscale Plasma Membrane Deformation Aborts Initiation of Exploratory Dendritic Filopodia in Neurons. eLife 2014 Dec; 3:e03116.

Matis M*, Russler-Germain DA, Hu Q, Tomlin CJ, Axelrod JD. Microtubules provide directional information for core PCP function. eLife 2014 Aug; 3:e02893.

Olofsson J, Sharp K, Matis M, Cho B, Axelrod JD. Prickle/spiny-legs isoforms control the polarity of the apical microtubule network in planar cell polarity. Development 2014 Jul; 141(14): 2866-2874. (Recommended by F1000)

Galic M*, Begemann I, Viplav A, Matis M*. Force-Control at Cellular Membranes. BioArchitecture 2014; 4(4): 4-5.

Matis M, Axelrod JD. Regulation of PCP by the Fat Signaling Pathway. Genes Dev 2013 Oct; 27(20): 2207-2220. (Recommended by F1000)

Matis M*, Axelrod JD, Galic M. A universal analysis tool for the detection of asymmetric signal distribution in microscopic images. Dev Dyn 2012 Aug; 241(8): 1301-1309.

Lau L, Lee YL, Matis M, Axelrod J, Stearns T, and Moerner WE. STED Super-resolution Microscopy in Drosophila Tissue and in Mammalian Cells. Proc Soc Photo Opt Instrum Eng 2011 Feb; 7910, 79101N-1-79101N-8.

Chen W, Antic D, Matis M, Logan CY, Povelones M, Anderson G, Nusse R and Axelrod J D. Asymmetric homotypic interactions of the atypical cadherin Flamingo mediate intercellular polarity signaling. Cell 2008 Jun; 133(6): 1093-1105. (Recommended by F1000)

Krizancic L, Lapornik A, Ukmar M, Matis M, Cresnar B, Peter-Katalinic J, Zakelj-Mavric M. (2008) Biotransformation/detoxification of progesterone by Hortaea werneckii.Steroids 2008; 73(14):1465-74.

Matis M, Žakelj-Mavrič M, Peter-Katalinić J. (2005) Global analysis of the Hortaea werneckii proteome: studying steroid response in yeast. J Proteome Res 2005; 4(6):2043-51.

Petrovic U, Sribar J, Matis M, Anderluh G, Peter-Katalinic J, Krizaj I, Gubensek F. (2005) Ammodytoxin, a secretory phospholipase A2, inhibits G2 cell-cycle arrest in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochem J. 2005; 391:383-8.

Matis M, Žakelj-Mavrič M, Peter-Katalinić J. (2005) Mass spectrometry and database search in the analysis of proteins from the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus. Proteomics 2005; 5(1):67-75.

Rupreht RR, Mozetič-Francky B, Francky A, Matis M, Škobene M, Galvani V, Malovrh T, Kotnik V, Čurin-Šerbec V. (2000) Murine monoclonal antibodies direct against human recombinant macrophage migration inhibitory factor. Pflugers Arch 2000; 440, 78-80.