We investigate how cells attain a well-ordered architecture. Special attention is given to the role of forces and physical principles that determine the dynamics of cellular life. We focus on the interactions that cytoskeletal filaments, microtubules and actin, have with each other and from there aim to understand the organization and functioning of large-scale cytoskeletal networks that have essential roles in shaping cells.
Light Microscopy Centre
Our laboratory houses the Wageningen Light Microscopy Centre that welcomes researchers from inside and outside our university. The center provides advanced instrumentation and expertise for live cell imaging, food sciences and materials research.
T, Meijer HJ, Spiekerman M, Weide R, Govers F. (2012) Effects of latrunculin B
on the actin cytoskeleton and hyphal growth in Phytophthora infestans. Fungal
Genet Biol. 49: 1014-1022.
Keijzer J, van den Broek LA, Ketelaar T, van Lammeren AA.
(2012) Histological examination of horse chestnut infection by Pseudomonas
syringae pv. aesculi and non-destructive heat treatment to stop disease
progression. PLoS One. 7: e39604.
der Honing HS, Kieft H, Emons AM, Ketelaar T. (2012) Arabidopsis VILLIN2 and
VILLIN3 are required for the generation of thick actin filament bundles and for
directional organ growth. Plant Physiol. 158: 1426-1438.