Welcome to the website of the Katja Zieske Research Group

The research focus of our group addresses how spatial and temporal patterns emerge in multicellular systems from cellular interactions and interactions between cells and their extracellular environment. In addition, we are interested in how spatial patterns and forces emerge at lipid membrane interfaces and use synthetic lipid membranes and purified proteins, to reconstitute mechanisms for biological Organization.


In a multidisciplinary approach our group makes use of the following technologies:

  • Quantitative fluorescence microscopy und light patterns
  • Optical control of soft matter / Light-switchable proteins 
  • Microfluidics und lithographic technologies
  • Synthetic lipid membranes
  • Protein engineering and protein purification
  • Cell biological methods, cell culture



If you are interested in joining the group as a student, PhD student or Postdoc please contact Katja Zieske!

(Research group, 2022)

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