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Prof. Dr. Winfried Römer


Prof. Dr.
Winfried Römer

Institute of Biology II

Group: Synthetic Biology of Signalling Processes

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-67500



Focus of research

  • Biological signalling processes
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Artificial Cell


  • Since 2017 Full Professor (W3) for Synthetic Biology of Signalling Processes, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 2011-2017 Junior-Professor (W1) for Synthetic Biology of Signalling Processes, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 2008-2011 Research scientist CNRS at Curie Institute, Paris
  • 2004-2008 Postdoctoral fellow at Curie Institute, Paris
  • 2001-2004 PhD in Chemistry, University of Regensburg
  • 1996-2001 Studies in Biology, Chemistry and Didactics (1st state examination), University of Regensburg

Selected publications

  • Dynamic cooperative glycan assembly blocks binding of bacterial lectins to epithelial cells. Machida T, Novoa A, Gillon E, Zheng S, Claudinon J, Eierhoff T, Imberty A*, Römer W*, Winssinger N* (2017). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56(24): 6762-66
    * corresponding author
  • A lipid zipper triggers bacterial invasion. Eierhoff T*, Bastian B, Thuenauer R, Madl J, Audfray A, Aigal S, Juillot S, Rydell GE, Müller S, de Bentzmann S, Imberty A, Fleck C*, Römer W* (2014). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111(35): 12895-900
    * corresponding author
  • Actin dynamics drive membrane reorganization and scission in clathrin-independent endocytosis. Römer W*, Pontani L, Sorre B, Rentero C, Berland L, Chambon V, Lamaze C, Bassereau P, Sykes C, Gaus K, Johannes L* (2010). Cell. 140(4): 540-53
    * corresponding author
  • GM1 structure determines SV40-induced membrane invagination and infection. Ewers H*, Römer W*, Smith AE, Bacia K, Dmitrieff S, Chai W, Mancini R, Kartenbeck J, Chambon V, Berland L, Oppenheim A, Schwarzmann G, Feizi T, Schwille P, Sens P, Helenius A, Johannes L (2010). Nat Cell Biol. 12(1):11-8
    * contributed equally
  • Shiga toxin induces tubular membrane invaginations for its uptake into cells. Römer W, Berland L, Chambon V, Gaus K, Windschiegl B, Tenza D, Aly MR, Fraisier V, Florent J-C, Perrais D, Lamaze C, Raposo G, Steinem C, Sens P, Bassereau P, Johannes L (2007).  Nature. 450:670-675 


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