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Collaboration Networks and Funding

Current Funding

From 2019: DFG SPP1926 Next Generation Optogenetics cluster (high-performance photoswitches for biology)

From 2018: DFG Emmy Noether independent junior group grant, Chemical approaches for characterising and controlling physiological microtubule composition and dynamics.

From 2018: DFG SFB152 “TRiPs to Homeostasis” cluster (photoresponsive reagents for modulating TRP channel function)

From 2019: BMBF GO-Bio grant: Tumour Targeting of Nanoparticles (NanoCapture project). Previously supported by BMBF Innovation Biotechnologie Expansion grant (2017 – 2018) and Proof of Concept grant (2016 – 2017).

From 2017: BMWi EXIST-FT grant: Photopharmaceuticals for Cancer Therapy (microtubule inhibitors; CytoSwitch project). Previously supported by the Bavarian FLÜGGE program (2016-2017).

From 2017: DFG SFB1032 "Nanoagents for Spatiotemporal Control" cluster (photoswitchable reagents for control of biological function)

Reagent Development

As of 2018, our photoswitchable microtubule inhibitor reagents developed in the PhotoCan project have been delivered to over 112 research groups around the world for applications in cell biology, neurology, and tumour chemotherapy.