Centre for Biological Signalling Studies

Junior Group Dr. Maximilian Hörner

Research focus:

The constant adaptation of cells and organisms to their environment is a key feature of life. To understand how cells decode signals from their environment, we are engineering extracellular optogenetic systems to apply dynamic mechanical and biological stimuli to mammalian cells with high spatiotemporal precision. Analyzing the behavior of cells in our well-controlled synthetic environments allows to address important questions in molecular and cellular biology and offers the perspective to understand cellular behavior in much more complex natural environments and to precisely steer cell fate.



Dr. Maximilian Hörner
Department of Biochemistry / Synthetic Biology
Faculty of Biology - University of Freiburg
Freiburg Signalling Research Centres BIOSS and CIBSS
Schänzlestr. 18
79104 Freiburg, Germany

Phone:  +49 761 203 67485