Steinem, Claudia, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry

  • 1987 – 1994 Studies in Biology and Chemistry and Diploma in Chemistry, University of Münster, Prof. Dr. H.-J. Galla
  • 1994 – 1997 Doctior in Chemistry, University of Münster, Prof. Dr. H.-J. Galla
  • 1997 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Münster
  • 1997 – 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
  • 1999 – 2001 Habilitation in Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Prof. Dr. H.-J. Galla
  • 2001 – 2006 Associate professor for Bioanalytics and Biosensors, University of Regensburg
  • 2006 Full professor for Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen
  • since 2017 MPG fellow of the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • since 2018 Matter to Life Fellow
  • since 2019 Co-Speaker of the MBExC Cluster

Major Research Interests

New artificial membrane systems based on highly ordered porous substrates; Functional insertion of ion channels and protein pumps; Development and application of fusion assays; Quantification and visualization of protein-membrane and protein-cytoskeleton interactions; Hierarchical silica formation in vitro

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fett>Selected Recent Publications

  • Mühlenbrock P, Herwig K, Vuong L, Mey I, Steinem C (2020) Fusion pore formation observed during SNARE-mediated vesicle fusion with pore-spanning membranes. Biophys J 119: 151-161

  • Sibold J, Kettelhoit K, Vuong L, Liu F, Werz DB, Steinem C (2019) Synthesis of head group labeled Gb3 glycosphingolipids and their distribution in phase-separated giant unilamellar vesicles. Angew Chem 131: 17969-17977; Angew Chem Int Ed 58: 17805-17813

  • Hubrich R, Park Y, Mey IP, Jahn R, Steinem C (2019) SNARE-mediated fusion of single chromaffin granules with pore-spanning membranes. Biophys J 116: 308–318

  • Spindler S, Sibold J, Mahmoodabadi RG, Steinem C, Sandoghdar V (2018) High-speed microscopy of diffusion in pore-spanning lipid membranes. Nano Lett 18: 5262–5271

  • Nöding H, Schön M, Reinermann C, Dörrer N, Kürschner A, Geil B, Mey I, Heussinger C, Janshoff A, Steinem C (2018) Rheology of membrane-attached minimal actin cortices. J Phys Chem B 122: 4537-4545

  • Schütte OM, Mey I, Enderlein J, Savic F, Geil B, Janshoff A, Steinem C (2017) Size and mobility of lipid domains tuned by geometrical constraints. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: E6064-E6071

  • Gleisner M, Kroppen B, Fricke C, Teske N, Kliesch TT, Janshoff A, Meinecke M, Steinem C (2016) Epsin N-terminal homology domain (ENTH) activity as a function of membrane tension. J Biol Chem 291: 19953-19961