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Silke Bergeler

Silke Bergeler, M.Sc.

PhD Student

Contact

Theresienstr. 37
D-80333 Munich

Room: A308
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-4109

Projects and Research Interests

  • Pattern formation in active systems
  • Intracellular positioning mechanisms:
    Spatio-temporal positioning of cargoes (e.g. plasmids, partition complexes, protein clusters, ... ) is crucial for many important processes in bacterial cells including cell division, plasmid and chromosome segregation. I am interested in the following questions:
      • How are cargoes positioned inside the cell?
      • How are the forces generated to move the cargo?
      • What is the role of the cell geometry?
      In particular, we investigate midcell localization in M. xanthus bacteria (in collaboration with the lab of Lotte Sogaard-Andersen, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg).

Curriculum Vitae

      • Since Oct 2013: PhD Student in the group of Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
      • 2012 - 2013: Master Studies of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP), LMU Munich
      • 2011 - 2012: Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
      • 2007 - 2011: Bachelor Studies of Physics and Mathematics, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
      • 2007: Abitur, Internatsschule Schloss Hansenberg, Geisenheim

Publications

Dominik Schumacher, Silke Bergeler, Andrea Harms, Janet Vonck, Sabrina Huneke-Vogt, Erwin Frey, Lotte Sogaard-Andersen,
The PomXYZ Proteins Self-Organize on the Bacterial Nucleoid to Stimulate Cell Division,
Developmental Cell 41 (3), 299-314 (2017).