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Morgane Batzenschlager

Morgane Batzenschlager

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Freiburg

Morgane Batzenschlager joined the ENSA project in December 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Prof. Thomas Ott (University of Freiburg). She earned her master’s degree in Plant biology and valorisation and went on to earn her doctorate in Life sciences at the University of Strasbourg (2014). Specialized in cellular and molecular biology, she is interested in the mechanisms allowing particular cell types to complete or not cell division. She notably investigated various levels of centromere and microtubule cytoskeleton regulation in plants (2011-2014) but also in mammalian and human cells and tissues (2014-2017).

As part of the ENSA consortium, Morgane is now characterizing potential engineering targets restricted to the nitrogen-fixing clade, as well as how infection competence connects to cell cycle control. In this frame, she established and uses versatile fluorescent sensors to study the characteristic features of cortical cells placed on the infection thread trajectory.

Science areas: Plant intracellular symbioses – Cell cycle progression – Confocal microscopy


27 Jan 2022GIP1 and GIP2 Contribute to the Maintenance of Genome Stability at the Nuclear Periphery. Author(s): Singh G., Batzenschlager M., Tomkova D., Herzog E., Hoffmann E., Houlné G., Schmit AC, Berr A. and Chabouté ME

25 Feb 2022The Medicago truncatula DREPP Protein Triggers Microtubule Fragmentation in Membrane Nanodomains during Symbiotic Infections Author(s): Su C., Klein ML, Hernández-Reyes C., Batzenschlager M., Ditengou FA, Lace B., Keller J., Delaux PM and Ott T

7 Jan 2020Marginal band microtubules are acetylated by αTAT1 Author(s): Ribba AS, Batzenschlager M., Rabat C., Buchou T., Moog S., Khochbin S., Bourova-Flin E., Lafanechère L., Lanza F and Sadoul K

13 Feb 2019An essential role for α4A-tubulin in platelet biogenesis Author(s): Strassel C., Magiera MM., Dupuis A., Batzenschlager M., Hovasse A., Pleines I., Guéguen P., Eckly A., Moog S., Mallo L., Kimmerlin Q., Chappaz S., Strub JM, Kathiresan N., de la Salle H., Van Dorsselaer A., Ferec C., Py JY, Gachet C., Schaeffer-Reiss C., Kile BT, Janke C. and Lanza F

27 Sep 2016MGO3 and GIP1 act synergistically for the maintenance of centromeric cohesion Author(s): Batzenschlager M., Schmit AC, Herzog E., Fuchs J., Schubert V., Houlné G. and Chabouté ME