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Prof. Aumeier awarded with Friedrich Miescher Award 2024

Prof. Charlotte Aumeier, department of Biochemistry has been awarded the Friedrich Miescher Award 2024 for her outstanding achievements in biochemistry.

The award lecture titled "Motor proteins modulating Microtubule Shaft Dynamics" and award ceremony will take place during the LS2 Annual Meeting 2024 at the University of Lausanne (Amphimax) and is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th, 2024, from 16:10.

Prof. Charlotte Aumeier is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She received her PhD at the University of Bonn, Germany, studying the cytoskeleton of diatoms. Charlotte joined the University of Grenoble Alpes (France) to work on microtubules.  In 2018, she started her individual research at the University of Geneva, where her group investigates the dynamics and regulatory mechanisms of microtubule networks through various methodologies.

Prof. Aumeier`s team is particularly interested in how the dynamic properties of the cellular microtubule network regulate its organization. Her lab tries to answer: How is microtubule shaft dynamic regulated? Which proteins cause microtubule damage, and modulate repair at the shaft? How is the interplay between shat and tip dynamics leading to a functional microtubule network architecture? To what extent is phase separation a mechanism to control microtubule dynamics? To understand the interplay between microtubule-associated proteins and tubulin properties Prof. Aumeier`s team work in vitro and with cells. 


Learn more about Prof. Aumeier research

Deciphering the "highway code" of our cells (press release September 2023)

Link to the research group website

December 13, 2023
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