Kollmar, Martin, PD Dr.

  • 2002 Dr. rer. nat. (Chemistry) University of Heidelberg
  • 2002- Independent Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Major Research Interests

Mechanisms of actin/tubulin dependent force production of the motor proteins myosin, kinesin, and dynein/dynactin at atomic resolution. Evolution of eukaryotic genomes based on motor proteins. Development of web-tools for genome research. New strategies for the overexpression of eukaryotic proteins.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Eckert, C., Hammesfahr, B. & Kollmar, M.* (2011) A holistic phylogeny of the coronin gene family reveals an ancient origin of the tandem-coronin, defines a new subfamily, and predicts protein function. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 268
  • Hammesfahr, B., Odronitz, F., Hellkamp, M. & Kollmar, M.* (2011) diArk 2.0 provides detailed analyses of the ever increasing eukaryotic genome sequencing data. BMC Research Notes 4, 338
  • Pillmann, H., Hatje, H., Odronitz, F., Hammesfahr, B. & Kollmar, M.* (2011) Predicting mutually exclusive spliced exons based on exon length, splice site and reading frame conservation, and exon sequence homology. BMC Bioinformatics 12, 270
  • Hatje, K., Keller, O., Hammesfahr, B., Pillmann, H., Waack, S. & Kollmar, M.* (2011) Cross-species protein sequence and gene structure prediction with fine-tuned Webscipio 2.0 and Scipio. BMC Research Notes 4, 265
  • Keller, O.*, Stanke, M.*, Kollmar, M. & Waack, S. (2011) A novel hybrid gene prediction method employing protein multiple sequence alignments. Bioinformatics 27, 757-763
  • Odronitz, F., Becker, S. & Kollmar, M.* (2009) Reconstructing the phylogeny of 21 completely sequenced arthropod species based on their motor proteins. BMC Genomics 10, 173.
  • Odronitz, F., Pillmann, H., Keller, O., Waack, S. & Kollmar, M.* (2008) WebScipio: An online tool for the determination of gene structures using protein sequences. BMC Genomics 9, 422.
  • Keller, O., Odronitz, F., Stanke, M., Kollmar, M.* & Waack, S.* (2008) Scipio: Using protein sequences to determine the precise exon/intron structures of genes and their orthologs in closely related species. BMC Bioinformatics 9, 278.