The laboratory for centrosome and cytoskeleton biology

Institute of Human Genetics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 

Centrosomes and cilia in brain development and cancer




Cell Stem Cell!! (2021)

Do brain organoids also assemble eye-like structures?

Received international attention in more than 200 news outlets, Use the search term “Mini brains with eye-like structures.

Our new work in Cell Reports (2021).

The dominant role of the primary cilium in fate-determining glioma stem cells.

SARS‐CoV‐2 targets neurons of 3D human brain organoids


Our new work is out in the EMBO Journal!!

Also, see the press release


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