Professor Gero Steinberg
Professor of Cell Biology

Profile

I am a molecular cell biologist interested in the dynamic behaviour of eukaryotic cells, with emphasis on filamentous fungi. My research focuses on the cytoskeleton and associated motor proteins. We recently discovered unexpected interaction and cooperation between motor proteins and have shown that motor activity is determined by a combination of stochastic behaviour, deterministic control of motors and the organization of the underlying microtubule array. Our goal is to find a fundamental rule for motor activity that underlies the organization and function of the fungal cell.

I am the leader of the Cell Biology research group.

Qualifications

1991-1995 PhD Cell Biology, University of Munich, Germany
1984-1991 Diploma in Biology, Technical University Darmstadt and University Kiel, Germany

Career

2008 Honorary Professor, Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, UK
2007-present
Director of Bioimaging Facility, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK
2007-present Professor of Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
2006-present Honorary Professor, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany
2001-2007 Head of a research group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
2001 Habilitation in Genetics and Cell Biology at University of Munich, Germany
1997-2000 Hochschulassistent (=Assistant Professor) at the Department of Genetics and Microbiology of the University of Munich, Germany
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow with J.R. McIntosh, University of Colorado, Co, USA
1995-1996 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Munich, Germany
1991-1995 PhD in Cell Biology (supervised by Manfred Schliwa), University of Munich, Germany
1984-1991 Diploma in Biology, Technical University Darmstadt and University Kiel, Germany

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 723476
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BuildingGeoffrey Pope
Office323
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
Biosciences
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
Exeter
EX4 4QD
UK

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