Prof. Dr. Britta Qualmann

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Institute of Biochemistry I
University Hospital Jena
Nonnenplan 2-4
07743 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 9 396 300
Fax:      +49 3641 9 396 302


  • Institute Director


  • Mechanisms of internalization processes (receptor-mediated endocytosis, caveolae-mediated internalization, phagocytosis, etc.)
  • Molecular machinery of vesicle formation and membrane transport processes
  • Intralcellular sorting and recycling processes
  • Interactions of components with cellular membranes

Publications (the 5 most important)

  1. Hertz D, Leiske MN, Wloka T, Traeger A, Hartlieb M, Kessels MM, Schubert S, Qualmann B, Schubert US (2018). "Comparison of random and gradient amino functionalized poly(2-oxazoline)s: Can the transfection efficiency be tuned by the macromolecular structure?" Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry, 56:1210-1224.
  2. Hou W, Nemitz S, Schopper S, Nielsen ML, Kessels MM, Qualmann B, "Arginine Methylation by PRMT2 Controls the Functions of the Actin Nucleator Cobl." Dev. Cell 45: 262-275, 2018.
  3. Seemann E, Sun M, Krueger S, Tröger J, Hou W, Haag N, Schüler S, Westermann M, Huebner CA, Romeike B, Kessels MM, Qualmann B  "Deciphering caveolar functions by syndapin III KO-mediated impairment of caveolar invagination." Elife 6: pii: e29854, 2017.
  4. Press AT, Traeger A, Pietsch C, Mosig A, Wagner M, Clemens MG, Jbeily N, Koch N, Gottschaldt M, Bézière N, Ermolayev V, Ntziachristos V, Popp J, Kessels MM, Qualmann B, Schubert US, Bauer M  "Cell type-specific delivery of short interfering RNAs by dye-functionalised theranostic nanoparticles." Nat. Commun. 5: 5565, 2014
  5. Schneider K, Seemann E, Liebmann L, Ahuja R, Koch D, Westermann M, Hübner CA, Kessels MM, Qualmann B, "ProSAP1 and membrane nanodomain-associated syndapin I promote postsynapse formation and function”, J. Cell Biol.  205: 197-215, 2014