Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences

Prof. Dr. Andreas Janshoff

  • 1987–1989 Studies of Biology at the University of Münster
  • 1989–1994 Studies of Chemistry at the University of Münster, with honor
  • 1994–1997 PhD thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. H.-J. Galla
  • 1997–1998 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA)
  • 1999–2001 Habilitation in Biochemistry at the University of Münster in the group of Prof. Dr. H.-J. Galla and Prof. Dr. H. Fuchs
  • 2001–2006 Associate Professor (C3) for Physical Chemistry at the University of Mainz
  • 2006–2008 Full Professor (W3) for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Mainz
  • since 2008 Full Professor (W3) for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen

Major Research Interests

  • Membrane Biophysics
  • Cell mechanics
  • Sensor design
  • Single-molecule force spectroscopy

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Block J, Witt H, Candelli A, Danes JC, Peterman EJ, Wuite GJ, Janshoff A, Köster S (2018) Viscoelastic properties of vimentin originate from nonequilibrium conformational changes. Science Advances, 4(6), eaat1161.
  • Seiwert D, Witt H, Janshoff A, Paulsen H (2017) The non-bilayer lipid MGDG stabilizes the major light-harvesting complex (LHCII) against unfolding. Scientific Reports, 7, 5158.
  • Schütte OM, Mey I, Enderlein J, Savić F, Geil B, Janshoff A, Steinem C (2017) Size and mobility of lipid domains tuned by geometrical constraints. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (30), E6064-E6071.
  • Baronsky T, Ruhlandt D, Brückner BR, Schäfer J, Karedla N, Isbaner S, Hähnel D, Gregor I, Enderlein J, Janshoff A, Chizhik AI (2017) Cell-Substrate Dynamics of the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition. Nano Letters, 17 (5), 3320-3326.
  • Brückner BR, Nöding H, Janshoff A (2017) Viscoelastic Properties of Confluent MDCK II Cells Obtained from Force Cycle Experiments. Biophysical Journal 112 (4), 724-735.
  • Oelkers M, Witt H, Halder P, Jahn R, Janshoff A (2016) SNARE-mediated membrane fusion trajectories derived from force-clamp experiments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (46), 13051-13056.
  • Brückner BR, Pietuch A, Nehls S, Rother J, Janshoff A (2015) Ezrin is a Major Regulator of Membrane Tension in Epithelial Cells. Scientific Reports, 5, 14700.
  • Rother J, Nöding H, Mey I, Janshoff A (2014) AFM-based microrheology reveals significant differences in the viscoelastic response between malign and benign cell lines. Open Biology, 4, 140046.
  • Bao C, Pähler G, Geil B, Janshoff A (2013) An Optical Fusion Assay Based on Membrane Coated Spheres in a 2D Assembly. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (33), 12176-12179.
  • Krick R, Busse RA, Scacioc A, Stephan M, Janshoff A, Thumm M, Kühnel K (2012) Structural and functional characterization of the two phosphoinositide binding sites of PROPPINs, a beta-propeller protein family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (30), E2042 -E2049.
  • Janke M, Rudzevich Y, Molokanova O, Metzroth T, Mey I, Diezemann G, Marszalek PE, Gauss J, Böhmer V, Janshoff A (2009) Mechanically interlocked calix[4]arene dimers display reversible bond breakage under force. Nature Nanotechnology, 4, 225-229.