We are interested in the cell biology of oligodendrocytes. We aim to understand how these cells communicate with neurons, and how this affects the brain. Visit our Research section for additional information.
Our group is moving. All new people will join our lab at University of Edinburgh, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. However, we can still be found at the Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology of the Technical University of Munich.
February 2020: Have a look at our new paper showing that oligodendrocyte lineage progression is not linear for all cells, and that their precursors can form local subgroups with distinct functions. Congratulations to Roberta, Tobias, and everyone else involved. This was a great collaboration with Gonçalo Castelo-Branco.
January 2020: Exciting news - the Czopka Lab will relocate to University of Edinburgh over the next year!! Back to the roots... and to one of the best places to be to work on oligodendrocyte and myelin biology for nervous system function!
We will be looking for interested students and postdocs.
December 2019: Farewell Franzi, who stayed with us for the past 4 years and will now join the lab of David Schoppik and NYU for her postdoctoral research
October 2019: Samatha Ho has joined us for an MSc rotation project until Christmas.
September 2019: Congratulations Franzi, who is now Dr. Franziska Auer after her successful PhD defence! Very well done, and very well deserved!!
May 2018: Nada Majernikova has joined us for a research internship over the summer.
January 2018: First own paper out. Thanks a lot to Franzi and Stavros for their great work!
November 2017: Welcome to our new postdoc Yan Xiao, who joined us from Hernán López-Schier's group.
November 2017: We are now members of the SFB870 on the "Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits" for its new funding period 2018-2021!
September 2017: Congratulations to Stavros Vagionitis! Stavros has been awarded with a PhD stipend by the TUM Medical School.
January 2017: Happy New Year!
November 2016: Welcome to our new PhD student Roberta Marisca.
October 2016: Welcome to our new PhD student Stavros Vagionitis.
September 2016: Congratulations to Franziska Auer! Franzi has been awarded with the prestigious Gertrud Reemtsma PhD award of the Max Planck Society.