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Prof. Dr. Waldemar Kolanus

Speaker, Member, Steering-Committee Member

Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)

University of Bonn Carl-Troll-Strasse 31 53115 Bonn

+49 228 7362788


Prof. Kolanus and his group are interested in intracellular signal transduction events which control leukocyte adhesion, migration, and effector functions. The main emphasis of their current research activities lies in elucidating the role of integrin adhesion receptors and the cytoskeleton in the functional adaptation of leukocyte motility to specific microenvironments, some of which include force-dependent slow migration of immune cells on and across barriers, versus force-independent, fast migration in the interstitium.

Recent publications

  • TRIM71 reactivation enhances the mitotic and hair cell-forming potential of cochlear supporting cells.

    EMBO reports

    Authors: Xiao-Jun Li, Charles Morgan, Prathamesh T Nadar-Ponniah, Waldemar Kolanus, Angelika Doetzlhofer

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  • Multiple centrosomes enhance migration and immune cell effector functions of mature dendritic cells.

    The Journal of cell biology

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Weier, Mirka Homrich, Stephanie Ebbinghaus, Pavel Juda, Eliška Miková, Robert Hauschild, Lili Zhang, Thomas Quast, Elvira Mass, Andreas Schlitzer, Waldemar Kolanus, Sven Burgdorf, Oliver J Gruß, Miroslav Hons, Stefan Wieser, Eva Kiermaier

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  • A Stable Chemokine Gradient Controls Directional Persistence of Migrating Dendritic Cells.

    Frontiers in cell and developmental biology

    Authors: Thomas Quast, Karolin Zölzer, Donald Guu, Luis Alvarez, Carsten Küsters, Eva Kiermaier, U Benjamin Kaupp, Waldemar Kolanus

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