Dr. Ulrike Engel

Project Leader Z02

Heidelberg University
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
Molecular Evolution and Genomics
Nikon Imaging Center at Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
69120 Heidelberg

Dr. Ulrike Engel

Beruflicher Werdegang

since 2005

Head of the Nikon Imaging Center

Heidelberg University, Heidelberg

since 2005

Senior research scientist

Department of Molecular Evolution & Genomics, COS, Heidelberg University


Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Dr. rer. nat.

Technical University Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Th. Holstein


Diploma in Biology

University of Basel, Switzerland; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Th. Boller

Erfolge & Auszeichnungen


Steering committee

emerging collaborative topic ‘Spatio-temporal coordination of signaling processes’, CellNetworks, Heidelberg University



Excellence Cluster ‘CellNetworks’, Heidelberg University


Post-doctoral Scholarship

Swiss National Science Foundation (Stipendium für fortgeschrittene Forschende)


Post-doctoral Scholarship

Swiss National Science Foundation (Stipendium für angehende Forschende)


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course

‘Imaging structure and function in the nervous system’


Wnt signaling recruits KIF2A to the spindle to ensure chromosome congression and alignment during mitosis

Bufe A, García Del Arco A, Hennecke M, de Jaime-Soguero A, Ostermaier M, Lin YC, Ciprianidis A, Hattemer J, Engel U, Beli P, Bastians H, Acebrón SP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Aug 24; 118(34):e2108145118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2108145118. PMID: 34417301

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Characterization of spindle pole body duplication reveals a regulatory role for nuclear pore complexes

Rüthnick D, Neuner A, Dietrich F, Kirrmaier D, Engel U, Knop M, Schiebel E. J Cell Biol. 2017 Aug 7;216(8):2425-2442. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201612129. Epub 2017 Jun 28. PMID: 28659328

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Four-Channel Super-Resolution Imaging by 3-D Structured Illumination

Engel U. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1663:79-94. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7265-4_7.
PMID: 28924660

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Early Commissural Diencephalic Neurons Control Habenular Axon Extension and Targeting

Beretta CA, Dross N, Guglielmi L, Bankhead P, Soulika M, Gutierrez-Triana JA, Paolini A, Poggi L, Falk J, Ryu S, Kapsimali M, Engel U, Carl M. Curr Biol. 2017 Jan 23;27(2):270-278. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.038. Epub 2017 Jan 5. PMID: 28065605

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