Single molecule microbiology

Dr. Ulrike Endesfelder

Research Area

The group focuses on the application of techniques from the emerging field of super-resolution microscopy to study microbial cell biology. By combining physical concepts of imaging, photo-manipulation of fluorophores and quantitative read-out analyses, we aim at a single-molecule description of cellular structures and processes.

Nov 2017

Recent Publications

Ilijana Vojnovic, Jannik Winkelmeier, Ulrike Endesfelder (2019)
Visualizing the inner life of microbes: practices of multi-color single-molecule localization microscopy in microbiology.
Biochemical Society Transactions, 10.1042/BST20180399.

Ulrike Endesfelder (2019)
From single bacterial cell imaging towards in vivo single-molecule biochemistry studies.
Essays in biochemistry, 63(2), 187-196, 10.1042/EBC20190002.
Part of the special issue on Single Cell Biology.

Kevin Kramm, Ulrike Endesfelder, Dina Grohmann (2019)
A Single-Molecule View of Archaeal Transcription.
Journal of molecular biology, 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.06.009.

Alexander Balinovic, David Albrecht, Ulrike Endesfelder (2019)
Spectrally red-shifted fluorescent fiducial markers for optimal drift correction in localization microscopy.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 10.1088/1361-6463/ab0862.
Part of the special issue on Next generation tools in localization microscopy.

Ulrike Endesfelder (2019)
Insights into the inner life of living cells
Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
German version: Einblicke in das tiefste Innere von lebenden Zellen

Bartosz Turkowyd, Hanna Müller-Esparza, Vanessa Climenti, Niklas Steube, Ulrike Endesfelder#, Lennart Randau# (2019)
Live-cell single-particle tracking photoactivated localization microscopy of Cascade-mediated DNA surveillance
Methods in Enzymology 616, 133-171. Authors contributed equally, #Corresponding authors.

David Virant, Bjoern Traenkle, Julia Maier, Philipp D. Kaiser, Mona Bodenhoefer, Christian Schmees, Ilijana Vojnovic, Borbála Pisak-Lukáts, Ulrike Endesfelder§, Ulrich Rothbauer§ (2018)
A peptide tag-specific nanobody enables high-quality labeling for dSTORM imaging.
Nature communications, 9(1), 930; 10.1038/s41467-018-03191-2. Authors contributed equally. §Corresponding authors.
Highlighted in Tools in brief, Nat Meth 15(4), 246 (2018).

Christian Baarlink, Matthias Plessner, Alice Sherrard, Kohtaro Morita, Shinji Misu, David Virant, Eva-Maria Kleinschnitz, Robert Harniman, Dominic Alibhai, Stefan Baumeister, Kei Miyamoto, Ulrike Endesfelder, Abderrahmane Kaidi & Robert Grosse (2017)
A transient pool of nuclear F-actin at mitotic exit controls chromatin organization.
Nature Cell Biology 19, 1389–1399; 10.1038/ncb3641.
Highlighted in News & Views, Nat Cell Biol 19, 1386–1388 (2017).

David Virant, Bartosz Turkowyd, Alexander Balinovic & Ulrike Endesfelder (2017)
Combining Primed Photoconversion and UV-Photoactivation for Aberration-Free, Live-Cell Compliant Multi-Color Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy Imaging
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18(7), 1524; 10.3390/ijms18071524.

Bartosz Turkowyd, Alexander Balinovic, David Virant, Haruko G. Gölz Carnero, Fabienne Caldana, Marc Endesfelder, Dominique Bourgeois & Ulrike Endesfelder (2017)
A general mechanism of photoconversion of green-to-red fluorescent proteins based on blue and infrared light reduces phototoxicity in live-cell single-molecule imaging
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.201702870, Authors contributed equally

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