Dr. Maja Matis


2000BS in Microbiology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005PhD in Med. Bioscience, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005-2007Postdoctoral Fellow, Biozentrum, University of Basel, CH
2007-2011Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA
2011-2014Research Associate, Stanford University, USA
since 2015Research Group Leader, University of Münster, Germany


* corresponding author

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 Globally Coordinates Forces 
Nat Cell Bio, 2018 Sep 10. doi: 10.1038/s41556-018-0193-1. [Epub ahead of print] (Abstract - Pubmed)

Begemann I, Saha T, Lamparter L, Rathmann I, Grill D, Golbach L, Rasch C, Keller U, Trappmann B, Matis M, Gerke V, Klingauf J, Galic M. Mechanochemical self-organization determines search pattern in migratory cells. Nat. Phys.2019: epub. (Abstract)

Ebnet K, Kummer D, Steinbacher T, Singh A, Nakayama M, Matis M*. (2017) Regulation of cell polarity by cell adhesion receptors. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 22:S1084-9521(17)30188-X. (Abstract - Pubmed)

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

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

Galic M and Matis M.*
Role of microtubules in establishment of planar cell polarity.
Bioessays 2015; Apr 3; doi: 10.1002/bies.201400196 (Abstract - Pubmed)

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; doi: 10.7554/eLife.03116. (Abstract - PubMed)

Matis M*, Russler-Germain DA, Hu Q, Tomlin CJ, Axelrod JD.
Microtubules provide directional information for core PCP function.
eLife, 2014;10.7554/eLife.02893. (Abstract - Pubmed)

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; 141(14): 2866-2874. (Abstract - Pubmed)

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

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

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; 7910, 79101N-1-79101N-8. (Abstract - Pubmed)

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; 133(6): 1093-1105. (Abstract - Pubmed)

Krizancic L, Lapornik A, Ukmar M, Matis M, Cresnar B, Peter-Katalinic J, Zakelj-Mavric M.
Aspects of the progesterone response in Hortaea werneckii: Steroid detoxification, protein induction and remodelling of the cell wall.
Steroids 2008; 73(14):1465-74. (Abstract - Pubmed)

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

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

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

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