Prof. Dr. Holger Bastians

Project Leader B03

Georg-August University Göttingen
University Medical Center
Institute of Molecular Oncology
Section for Cellular Oncology
Grisebachstrasse 8
D-37077 Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Holger Bastians

Professional Career

since 2013

Head of Section Cellular Oncology

University Medical Center Göttingen


Heisenberg Professor of the DFG

University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany


Heisenberg fellow of the DFG and Group leader

Institute of Molecular Oncology, University Medical Center Göttingen


Heisenberg fellow of the DFG and Group leader

Institute for Molecular Biology and Tumor Research (IMT), Phillips-University Marburg



Molecular Biology, Phillips-University Marburg


Group leader

Institute for Molecular Biology and Tumor Research (IMT), Phillips-University Marburg


Postdoctoral Researcher

Prof. Joan Ruderman, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Dr. rer. nat

Topic: cell cycle regulation; German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg and University of Osnabrück


Diploma in Biology

University of Osnabrück

Achievements & Awards

since 2019


DFG research unit 2800 (FOR2800)


Binder Innovation Prize

German Society for Cell Biology


Paper of the year Award

University Medical Center Göttingen

2011 - 2013

Heisenberg professorship



Heisenberg fellowship



Research fellowship



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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Wnt10b GSK3β dependent Wnt/STOP signaling prevents aneuploidy in human somatic cells

Lin YC, Haas A, Bufe A, Parbin S, Hennecke M, Voloshanenko O, Gross J, Boutros M, Acebron SP, Bastians H. Life Sci Alliance. 2020 Nov 30;4(1):e202000855. Print 2021 Jan.
PMID: 33257473

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The p53/p73 – p21CIP1 tumor suppressor axis guards against chromosomal instability by restraining CDK1 in human cancer cells

Schmidt AK, Pudelko K, Boekenkamp JE, Berger K, Kschischo M, Bastians H. Oncogene. 2021 Jan;40(2):436-451. doi: 10.1038/s41388-020-01524-4. Epub 2020 Nov 9. PMID: 33168930

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Mild replication stress causes aneuploidy by deregulating microtubule dynamics in mitosis

Böhly N, Kistner M, Bastians H. Cell Cycle. 2019 Oct;18(20):2770-2783. doi: 10.1080/15384101.2019.1658477. Epub 2019 Aug 25. PMID: 31448675

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A Cell-Based Assay for Mitotic Spindle Orientation

Glaubke E, Bastians H. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1787:67-75. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7847-2_5. PMID:29736710

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Wnt-mediated protein stabilization ensures proper mitotic microtubule assembly and chromosome segregation

Stolz A, Neufeld K, Ertych N, Bastians H. EMBO Rep. 2015 Apr;16(4):490-9. doi: 10.15252/embr.201439410. Epub 2015 Feb 5. PMID: 25656539

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Increased microtubule assembly rates influence chromosomal instability in colorectal cancer cells.

Ertych N, Stolz A, Stenzinger A, Weichert W, Kaulfuß S, Burfeind P, Aigner A, Wordeman L, Bastians H. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Aug;16(8):779-91. doi: 10.1038/ncb2994. Epub 2014 Jun 29. PMID: 24976383

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