The laboratory for centrosome and cytoskeleton biology

Institute of Human Genetics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 

Centrosomes and cilia in brain development and cancer



CCB lab engages in studying the neurotoxic effect of SARS-CoV-2 !!

CCB researchers (Anand  Ramani&Co) have identified a surprising effect of SARS-CoV-2 in human brain organoids!! See the preprint at

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Rapid and efficient assay of glioblastoma invasion in human brain organoids!!

CCB researchers (Gladiola and Arul &Co) have optimized a robust Glioma Stem Cell invasion assay in human brain organoids!!

(Accepted in Cell Reports!!)

Patient-derived glioma stem cells (red) interact and integrate with outgrowing neurons (green) of organoids

Human brain organoids to decode mechanisms of microcephaly!!

CCB researchers (Elke and Anand &Co) have published a review work in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience


Thanks to Dr. Muotri (Section editor)

Aruls wins Ulrich-Hadding Forschungspreis!!!

(For his excellent work on his EMBO J 2019 and upcoming Cell Reports, 2020)