Short CV/Education and training

  • 1958 – 1964
    Studied biology, chemistry and geography at LMU Munich and the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1964
    State examination at LMU Munich

  • 1964 – 1967
    Dissertation in the Department of Zoology at LMU Munich

Selected publications

  • Murk, K. et al.: Fine-tuning of neuronal architecture requires two profilin isoforms. In: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 2010. S. 15780-15785.

  • Schroeder, U. et al.: Peptide nanoparticles serve as a powerful platform for the immunogenic display of poorly antigenic actin determinants. In: J. Mol. Biol. 386, 2009. S. 1368 – 1381.

  • Jockusch, B.M., Murk, K., Rothkegel, M.: The profile of profilins. In: Rev. Physiol. Biochem. Pharmacol. 159, 2008. S. 131-149.

  • Jockusch, B.M. et al.: Tracking down the different forms of nuclear actin. In: Trends Cell Biol 16, 2006. S. 391-396.

  • Schoenenberger, C. et al.: Conformation-specific antibodies reveal distinct actin structures in nucleus and cytoplasm. In: J. Struct. Biol. 152, 2005. S. 157-168.

  • Jahnke, J. et al.: Suppression of tumorigenicity in breast cancer cells by the microfilament protein profilin 1. In: J. Exp. Med. 191, 2000. S. 1675-1685.

  • Hüttelmaier, S. et al.: The interaction of the cell contact proteins VASP and vinculin is regulated by the signalling molecule phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate. In: Curr. Biol. 8, 1998. S. 479-488.

  • Reinhard, M. et al.: The 46/50 kDa phosphoprotein VASP purified from human platelets is a novel protein associated with actin filaments and focal contacts. In: The EMBO J. 11, 1992. S. 2063-2070.

  • Schulze, H. et al.: Alpha-actinin synthesis can be modulated by antisense probes and is autoregulated in nonmuscle cells. In: The EMBO J. 8, 1989. S.3587-3593.

  • Scheer, U. et al.: Microinjection of actin-binding proteins and actin antibodies demonstrates involvement of nuclear actin in transcription of lampbrush chromosomes. In: Cell 39, 1984. S. 111-122.


Selected projects

  • Cell adhesion

  • Tissue formation

  • Metastasis

  • "Dual compartment” proteins

  • Nucleus – cytoplasma relationship

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Elected to the evaluation committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities, 2002

  • Elected to the board of trustees for the Volkswagen Foundation, 2002

  • Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2000

  • Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), 1996 – 2004

  • Vice president of the German Society for Cellular Biology, 1985 – 1991

  • Elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), 1982

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