Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Köster, Sarah, Prof. Dr.


  • 1998-2003 Studies of Physics, University of Ulm
  • 2003 Diploma in Physics, University of Ulm
  • 2003-2006 Doctoral thesis, University of Ulm, Boston University, University of Göttingen, supervision Dr. Thomas Pfohl and Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus
  • 2006 Dr. rer. nat. (Physics) University of Göttingen
  • 2006-2008 Postdoc at Harvard University with Prof. Dr. David Weitz
  • 2008 -2011 Juniorprofessor, University of Göttingen
  • since 2011 Professor, University of Göttingen



Major Research Interests


  • Cellular biophysics
  • Cytoskeletal mechanics
  • Optical microscopy
  • X-ray scattering and imaging
  • Microfluidics



Homepage Department/Research Group

http://www.uni-goettingen.de/crc-physik/cellulardynamics



Selected Recent Publications


  • Block J, Witt H, Candelli A, Peterman EJG, Wuite GJL, Janshoff A, Köster, S (2017) Nonlinear Loading-Rate-Dependent Force Response of Individual Vimentin Intermediate Filaments to Applied Strain. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 048101.

  • Hemonnot CYJ, Ranke C, Saldanha O, Graceffa R, Hagemann J, Köster S (2016) Following DNA Compaction During the Cell Cycle by X-Ray Nano-Diffraction. ACS Nano, 10, 10661-10670.

  • Lopez CG, Saldanha O, Huber K, Köster S (2016) Lateral association and elongation of vimentin intermediate filament proteins: a time resolved light scattering study Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 11152-11157.

  • Hémonnot CYJ, Reinhardt J, Saldanha O, Patommel J, Graceffa R, Weinhausen B, Burghammer M, Schroer CG, Köster S (2016) X-Rays Reveal the Internal Structure of Keratin Bundles in Whole Cells ACS Nano 10, 3553-3561.

  • Hémonnot CYJ, Mauermann M, Herrmann H, Köster S (2015) Assembly of simple epithelial keratin filaments: Deciphering the ion-dependence in filament organization. Biomacromolecules 16, 3313-3321.

  • Piazza, P, Weinhausen B, Diaz A, Dammann C, Maurer C, Reynolds M, Burghammer M, Köster S (2014) Revealing the Structure of Stereociliary Actin by X-Ray Nano-Imaging. ACS Nano 8, 12228-12237.

  • Weinhausen B, Saldanha O, Wilke RN, Dammann C, Priebe M, Burghammer M, Sprung M, Köster S (2014) Scanning X-ray Nano-Diffraction on Living Eukaryotic Cells in Microfluidic Environments. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 088102.

  • Weinhausen B, Köster S (2013) Microfluidic devices for X-ray studies on hydrated cells. Lab Chip 13, 212-215.

  • Nöding B, Köster S (2012) Intermediate filaments in small configuration spaces. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 088101.

  • Brennich ME, Nolting J-F, Dammann C, Nöding B, Bauch S, Herrmann H, Pfohl T, Köster S (2011) Dynamics of intermediate filament assembly followed in micro-flow by small angle x-ray scattering. Lab Chip 11, 708-716.