Core Facilites and Core Services

At the beginning of 2016, a “core” structure was put into effect that organized facility and service units as independent organizational entities from FLI’s research groups. A number of technology platforms (e.g. sequencing, mass spectrometry) grew out of individual methodological requirements for single research groups in the last years but developed into semiautonomous substructures. As consequence of re-focused research activities and the concomitant advent of new research groups at FLI, those units increasingly had to serve many FLI groups and collaborative research efforts in the Jena research area.

To accommodate this development and to increase efficiency as well as transparency for users, facility personnel and for administrative processes, it came natural to re-organize such activities into independent units as “FLI Core Facilities and Services” and to phase out infrastructures considered non-essential for FLI’s research focus (X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy).

FLI’s Core Facilities (CF) are managed by a CF Manager and are each scientifically guided in their activities and development by an FLI Group Leader, as Scientific Supervisor. The animal facilities comprising fish, mouse and transgenesis are run separately, as they involve a more complex organizational structure. Basic Core Services (CS) are directly led by the Head of Core (HC), who in turn is supported by individual CS Managers.

All facilities and services, including animal facilities, have a valuable contribution to FLI’s research articles; e.g. from 2016–2018, to 54% of all peer reviewed research publications. 

Overview Core Facilities and Core Services at FLI.

Publications

(since 2016)

2021

  • Life expectancy, family constellation and stress in giant mole-rats ( Fukomys mechowii).
    Begall S, Nappe R, Hohrenk L, Schmidt TC, Burda H, Sahm A, Szafranski K, Dammann P, Henning Y
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2021, 376(1823), 20200207
  • Tnfaip2/exoc3-driven lipid metabolism is essential for stem cell differentiation and organ homeostasis.
    Deb S, Felix DA, Koch P, Deb MK, Szafranski K, Buder K, Sannai M, Groth M, Kirkpatrick J, Pietsch S, Gollowitzer A, Groß A, Riemenschneider P, Koeberle A, González-Estévez** C, Rudolph** KL
    EMBO Rep 2021, 22(1), e49328 ** co-corresponding authors
  • DNA-binding properties of the MADS-domain transcription factor SEPALLATA3 and mutant variants characterized by SELEX-seq.
    Käppel S, Eggeling R, Rümpler F, Groth M, Melzer R, Theißen G
    Plant Mol Biol 2021 (epub ahead of print)
  • Cooperative treatment effectiveness of ATR and HSP90 inhibition in Ewing's sarcoma cells
    Marx C, Schaarschmidt MU, Kirkpatrick J, Marx-Blümel L, Halilovic M, Westermann M, Hoelzer D, Meyer FB, Geng Y, Buder K, Schadwinkel HM, Siniuk K, Becker S, Thierbach R, Beck JF, Sonnemann* J, Wang* ZQ
    Cell Biosci 2021, 11(1), 57 * equal contribution
  • QUAREP-LiMi: A community-driven initiative to establish guidelines for quality assessment and reproducibility for instruments and images in light microscopy
    Nelson G, Boehm U, Bagley S, Bajcsy P, Bischof J, Brown CM, Dauphin A, Dobbie IM, Eriksson JE, Faklaris O, Fernandez-Rodriguez J, Ferrand A, Gelman L, Gheisari A, Hartmann H, Kukat C, Laude A, Mitkovski M, Munck S, North Alison J, Rasse TM, Resch-Genger U, Schuetz LC, Seitz A, Strambio-De-Castillia C, Swedlow Jason R, Alexopoulos I, Aumayr K, Avilov S, Bakker GJ, Bammann Rodrigo R, Bassi A, Beckert H, Beer S, Belyaev Y, Bierwagen J, Birngruber KA, Bosch M, Breitlow J, Cameron LA, Chalfoun J, Chambers JJ, Chen CL, Conde-Sousa E, Corbett AD, Cordelieres FP, Nery ED, Dietzel R, Eismann F, Fazeli E, Felscher A, Fried H, Gaudreault N, Goh WI, Guilbert T, Hadleigh R, Hemmerich P, Holst GA, Itano MS, Jaffe CB, Jambor HK, Jarvis Stuart C, Keppler A, Kirchenbuechler D, Kirchner M, Kobayashi N, Krens G, Kunis S, Lacoste J, Marcello M, Martins Gabriel G, Metcalf DJ, Mitchell CA, Moore J, Mueller T, Nelson MS, Ogg S, Onami S, Palmer AL, Paul-Gilloteaux P, Pimentel Jaime A, Plantard L, Podder S, Rexhepaj E, Royon A, Saari Markku A, Schapman D, Schoonderwoert V, Schroth-Diez B, Schwartz S, Shaw M, Spitaler M, Stoeckl MT, Sudar D, Teillon J, Terjung S, Thuenauer R, Wilms CD, Wright Graham D, Nitschke R
    arXiv 2021, arXiv:2101.09153
  • Increased longevity due to sexual activity in mole-rats is associated with transcriptional changes in HPA stress axis.
    Sahm* A, Platzer M, Koch P, Henning Y, Bens M, Groth M, Burda H, Begall S, Ting S, Goetz M, Van Daele P, Staniszewska M, Klose J, Costa PF, Hoffmann** S, Szafranski** K, Dammann** P
    Elife 2021 (epub ahead of print) ** co-senior authors, * corresponding author
  • NMR-Based Structural Characterization of a Two-Disulfide-Bonded Analogue of the FXIIIa Inhibitor Tridegin: New Insights into Structure-Activity Relationships.
    Schmitz T, Paul George AA, Nubbemeyer B, Bäuml CA, Steinmetzer T, Ohlenschläger O, Biswas A, Imhof D
    Int J Mol Sci 2021, 22(2)
  • HAT cofactor TRRAP modulates microtubule dynamics via SP1 signaling to prevent neurodegeneration.
    Tapias* A, Lázaro* D, Yin* BK, Rasa SMM, Krepelova A, Kelmer Sacramento E, Grigaravicius P, Koch P, Kirkpatrick J, Ori A, Neri F, Wang ZQ
    Elife 2021 (epub ahead of print) * equal contribution
  • Backbone and nearly complete side-chain chemical shift assignments of the human death-associated protein 1 (DAP1).
    Wiedemann C, Voigt J, Jirschitzka J, Häfner S, Ohlenschläger O, Bordusa F
    Biomol NMR Assign 2021 (epub ahead of print)

2020

  • Structural Requirements of the Phytoplasma Effector Protein SAP54 for Causing Homeotic Transformation of Floral Organs.
    Aurin MB, Haupt M, Görlach M, Rümpler F, Theißen G
    Mol Plant Microbe Interact 2020, 33(9), 1129-41