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Peter Kastner
Schleicher Lab
Schillerstr. 42, 80336 München
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since 2006

PhD thesis in the lab of Prof. Michael Schleicher at the Institute for Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


1999-2006

Studies in biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München , Germany, degree: Diplom (equivalent to MSc)


2005-2006

Diploma thesis in the lab of Prof. Cornelis Weijer at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Scotland, "Investigation of PTEN interacting proteins in Dictyostelium discoideum"


2004

Graduate studies in cell biology at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Scotland, "Phosphatases involved in chemotaxis in Dictyostelium discoideum"


2003-2004

Research associate at the Institute of Molecular Radiation Biology, Helmholtz Research Centre for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany


2003

Research internship at the Institute of Molecular Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria


Articles:

Kastner PM, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A. 2011. The NDR family kinase NdrA of Dictyostelium localizes to the centrosome and is required for efficient phagocytosis. Traffic. 12:301-312

Müller-Taubenberger A, Ishikawa-Ankerhold HC, Kastner PM , Burghardt E, Gerisch G. 2009. The STE group kinase SepA controls cleavage furrow formation in Dictyostelium. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton. 66:929-39

Unger K, Zitzelsberger H, Salvatore G, Santoro M, Bogdanova T, Braselmann H, Kastner P, Zurnadzhy L, Tronko N, Hutzler P, Thomas G. 2004. Heterogeneity in the distribution of RET/PTC-rearrangements within individual post-Chernobyl papillary thyroid carcinomas. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 89:4272-4279



Talks:

UK Dicty meeting, 2009, MRC Cambridge, England, Title: "Insights into NDR kinases of Dictyostelium"


International Dictyostelium meeting, 2008, Tsukuba, Japan, Title: " Functional analysis of NDR kinases in Dictyostelium discoideum"


9th DGZ young scientist meeting "Signaling Cascades in Development and Disease", 2007, Münster, Germany, Title: "NDR kinases involved in Dictyostelium discoideum cytokinesis"


Posters:

Kastner PM, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, Characterization of the centrosomal NDR kinases NdrA and NdrB in Dictyostelium discoideum, ASCB 49th int. meeting, 2009, San Diego, CA


Kastner PM, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, Characterization of NDR kinases in Dictyostelium discoideum, ASCB 48th int. meeting, 2008, San Francisco, CA


Kastner P, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, NDR kinases in Dictyostelium discoideum, workshop on "Molecular Cell Dynamics", 2008, Muenster, Germany


Kastner PM, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, Cytokinesis in Dictyostelium discoideum is regulated by a SIN-related pathway, ASCB 47th int. meeting, 2007, Washington D.C.


Kastner PM, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, NDR kinases and regulation of Cytokinesis in Dictyostelium discoideum, EMBO workshop "Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Cycle Control", 2007, Spetses, Greece


Kastner P, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, NDR kinases involved in Dictyostelium discoideum cytokinesis, 9th DGZ young scientist meeting 2007, Münster, Germany


Kastner P, Samereier M, Schleicher M, Müller-Taubenberger A, Exploring the role of NDR kinases in Dictyostelium discoideum cytokinesis, 2007, Eur. J. Cell Biol., 86: Suppl.1, 47th annual DGZ meeting, 2007, Frankfurt, Germany


Studentships:


since 2007

Fellow of the Bavarian Government (Graduierten-Stipendium nach dem Bayerischen Elite-Förderungs-Gesetz BayEFG )


Selected member of the graduate school "Protein Dynamics in Health and Disease" in the Elite Network of Bavaria ENB


e-fellows.net scholarship


2008

Travel funds of the JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) for the attendance of the Dictyostelium meeting in Japan


Grant for International Conference and Lecture Trips by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG for participation of the ASCB meeting


2005-2006

DAAD scholarship for the duration of my Diploma thesis at Dundee University


Awards:

Sept. 2007

Presentation Award for the talk entitled "NDR kinases involved in Dictyostelium discoideum cytokinesis" at the 9th DGZ-young scientist meeting in Münster, Germany


Activities within the graduate program:

Elected spokesperson of the program for the period from January 2009 to March 2010


Organization of the bimonthly regular meeting of all members of the graduate program, held on March 25, May 27, July 24, October 7, 2009, January 20 and March 01, 2010.


Organization of the summer retreat 2009 in Obergurgl, July 23-25


Interview for the Münchner Uni Magazin , issue 02/2009, page 28-29


Interview for the special feature on graduate schools in the LMU-GraduateCenter newsletter 1/Feb. 2009


Representation of the program at the "Deutsch-Ungarische Hochschultage" in Budapest 2008. Featured in articles of the Elite Network of Bavaria and the LMU-GraduateCenter


Organization of the Entrepreneurship Seminar (Nov. 5-7, 2007, Frauenchiemsee)


American Society for Cell Biology ASCB


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie DGZ


Elite Network of Bavaria ENB


DAAD-Freundeskreis alumni-organization


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