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Dr. Lars Hufnagel

Group Leader
Hufnagel Group Joint appointment: Developmental Biology Unit

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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PhD 2001, Max Planck Instutite for Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Göttingen.
Postdoctoral research at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, California.
Group leader at EMBL Heidelberg since 2007.


Total: 19 publication(s)


Schiegg M, Hanslovsky P, Haubold C, Koethe U, Hufnagel L, Hamprecht FA. (2014)
Graphical Model for Joint Segmentation and Tracking of Multiple Dividing Cells.
Europe PMC

Beira JV, Springhorn A, Gunther S, Hufnagel L, Pyrowolakis G, Vincent JP. (2014)
The Dpp/TGFβ-Dependent Corepressor Schnurri Protects Epithelial Cells from JNK-Induced Apoptosis in Drosophila Embryos.
Dev. Cell 31(2):240-247. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2014.08.015
Europe PMC | doi

Revenu C, Streichan S, Donà E, Lecaudey V, Hufnagel L, Gilmour D. (2014)
Quantitative cell polarity imaging defines leader-to-follower transitions during collective migration and the key role of microtubule-dependent adherens junction formation
Development 141(6):1282-1291. doi:10.1242/dev.101675
Europe PMC | doi

Erceg J, Saunders TE, Girardot C, Devos DP, Hufnagel L, Furlong EE. (2014)
Subtle changes in motif positioning cause tissue-specific effects on robustness of an enhancer's activity
PLoS Genet. 10(1):e1004060. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004060
Europe PMC | doi


Krzic U, Gunther S, Saunders TE, Streichan SJ, Hufnagel L. (2012)
Multiview light-sheet microscope for rapid in toto imaging
Nat. Methods 9(7):730-733. doi:10.1038/nmeth.2064
Europe PMC | doi

Puliafito A, Hufnagel L, Neveu P, Streichan S, Sigal A, Fygenson DK, Shraiman BI. (2012)
Collective and single cell behavior in epithelial contact inhibition
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(3):739-744. doi:10.1073/pnas.1007809109
Europe PMC | doi

Chiou KK, Hufnagel L, Shraiman BI. (2012)
Mechanical stress inference for two dimensional cell arrays
PLoS Comput. Biol. 8(5):e1002512. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002512
Europe PMC | doi


Capoulade J, Wachsmuth M, Hufnagel L, Knop M. (2011)
Quantitative fluorescence imaging of protein diffusion and interaction in living cells
Nat. Biotechnol. 29(9):835-839. doi:10.1038/nbt.1928
Europe PMC | doi

Streichan SJ, Valentin G, Gilmour D, Hufnagel L. (2011)
Collective cell migration guided by dynamically maintained gradients
Phys Biol 8(4):045004. doi:10.1088/1478-3975/8/4/045004
Europe PMC | doi

Krzic U, Günther S, Hufnagel L, von Gegerfelt D, Karlsson H, Illy E, Hellström J. (2011)
Lichtscheiben‐Fluoreszenzmikroskopie (SPIM) und Laser‐Anregung in orange zur Abbildung lebender Organismen
BioPhotonik 2011(1):42-44.

Krzic U, Günther S, Hufnagel L, von Gegerfelt D, Karlsson H, Illy E, Hellström J. (2011)
Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (SPIM) and laser excitation in orange for imaging of live organisms
Photonik Int 2011(1):41-43.


Brockmann D, Hufnagel L. (2007)
Front propagation in reaction-superdiffusion dynamics: Taming Levy flights with fluctuations
PHYS REV LETT 98(17) doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.178301

Hufnagel L, Teleman AA, Rouault H, Cohen SM, Shraiman BI. (2007)
On the mechanism of wing size determination in fly development
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104(10):3835-3840. doi:10.1073/pnas.0607134104
Europe PMC | doi


Hufnagel L, Kreuger J, Cohen SM, Shraiman BI. (2006)
On the role of glypicans in the process of morphogen gradient formation
Dev. Biol. 300(2):512-522. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2006.08.076
Europe PMC | doi

Brockmann D, Hufnagel L, Geisel T. (2006)
The scaling laws of human travel
Nature 439(7075):462-465. doi:10.1038/nature04292
Europe PMC | doi


Brockmann D, Hufnagel L, Geisel T. (2005)
Dynamics of Modern Epidemics
SARS: A Case Study in Emerging Infections. Oxford University Press.


Hufnagel L, Brockmann D, Geisel T. (2004)
Forecast and control of epidemics in a globalized world
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 101(42):15124-15129. doi:10.1073/pnas.0308344101
Europe PMC | doi


Weiss M, Hufnagel L, Ketzmerick R. (2003)
Can simple renormalization theories describe the trapping of chaotic trajectories in mixed systems?
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 67(4 Pt 2):046209. doi:10.1103/physreve.67.046209
Europe PMC | doi


Weiss M, Hufnagel L, Ketzmerick R. (2002)
Universal power-law decay in Hamiltonian systems?
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(23):239401; author reply 239402. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.89.239401
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