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Petros Batsios
Schleicher Lab
Schillerstr. 42

The regulation of the cytoskeleton. We use the advantages of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum, as a model system to address molecules and their functions in regulating the actin cytoskeleton. I am currently working on the germinal center kinase group (GCK) of the Ste20-like kinase family. One member of these kinases in D. discoideum was previously shown to phosphorylate the actin severing protein severin and therefore makes this family interesting for studing their role in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton.

  • since 10/2005: Graduate student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Research-Project: Characterisation of Ste20-like kinases in Dictyostellium discoideum in the Lab of Prof. Dr. Michael Schleicher

  • 2000-2005: Diploma at the LMU, Munich, Germany.

  • 1999-2000: Biology studies at the National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece.

  • 1999:University entrance diploma. Athens, Greece.

In Journals:

Rohlfs M, Arasada R, Batsios P, Janzen J, Schleicher M. The Ste20-like kinase SvkA of Dictyostelium discoideum is esssential for late stages of cytokinesis. J Cell Sci. 2007 Nov; 120(24):4345-4354.


The Ste20-like kinase Krs2 is required for cell migratrion during chemotaxis. OP4D-1. The 33rd FEBS Congress & 11th IUBMB Conference, Biochemistry of Cell Regulation, June 28 - July 3, 2008, Athens, Greece, Megaron Athens International Conference Center.Poster:


Batsios, P., Arasada, R., Schleicher, M., and Rohlfs, M. 2007. The Ste20-like Severin Kinase of Dictyostelium discoideum Is Essential for Late Stages of Cytokinesis. Dynamic Interplay Between Cytoskeletal and Membrane Systems, ASCB and ECF Summer Meeting, Dijon Congrexpo, Dijon, France, Abstract: 35.


Batsios, P., Schleicher, M., and Rohlfs, M. 2006. Knockout of the Ste20-like kinase DstA affects phagocytosis and development. International Dictyostelium Conference, Hotel La Fonda, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, Abstract: 120.

Batsios, P., Arasada, R., Rohlfs, M., und Schleicher, M. 2006. The STE20-like kinase DST10 is involved in phagocytosis and late development of Dictyostellium discoideum. German Society for Cell Biology, Annual meeting, Braunschweig, Germany, Abstract: O-23.


Batsios, P., Arasada, R., Rohlfs, M., und Schleicher, M. 2005. A Dictyostelium discoideum Ste20-like Kinase is involved in Phagocytosis. German Society for Cell Biology, Annual meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, Abstract: S4-8.

Activities in the Programm:


  • since Jan. 2007: Member of the American Society for Cell Biology
  • since Jan. 2005: Member of the German Society for Cell Biology
      • since Sep. 2005: Member of the Elite-Network-Bavaria-"Protein-dynamics in Health and Disease"


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