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Herpesvirus assembly and egress


I am a Research Associate in the group of Clemens Kaminski at the University of Cambridge where I work on virus-host cell interaction using advanced fluorescence imaging methods. Previously, I was awarded an individual fellowship by the German Research Foundation and investigated the dynamics of herpesvirus assembly and egress and related changes in host-cell morphology.

Before coming to Cambridge in March 2017, I was a postdoc in Tom Shimizu’s lab at the AMOLF institute in Amsterdam studying the organisation of chemotaxis receptors in E. coli. Previously, I completed my PhD in Chemistry under the supervision of Ulrich Kubitscheck at the University of Bonn, where I investigated the mechanisms of the action of antibiotics.



Key publications: 

Bo Meng*, Pedro P. Vallejo Ramirez*Katharina M. Scherer, Ezra Bruggeman, Julia C. Kenyon, Clemens F. Kaminski, Andrew M. Lever. Distinct domain requirements for EAP45 in HIV budding, late endosomal recruitment, and cytokinesis, bioRxiv 2020.

Luca Mascheroni*, Katharina M. Scherer*, Edward Ward, Oliver Dibben, Clemens F. Kaminski. Combining light sheet microscopy and expansion microscopy for fast 3D imaging of virus-infected cells with super-resolution, bioRxiv 2020.

Katharina M. Scherer, James D. Manton, Timothy Soh, Luca Mascheroni, Colin M. Crump, Clemens F. Kaminski. Spatiotemporal analysis of host cell modification during herpes simplex virus 1 replication, .

Fabian Grein*, Anna Müller*, Katharina M. Scherer*, Xinliang Liu, Kevin C. Ludwig, Anna Klöckner, Manuel Strach, Hans-Georg Sahl, Ulrich Kubitscheck, Tanja Schneider. Ca2+-Daptomycin targets cell wall biosynthesis by forming a tripartite complex with undecaprenyl-coupled intermediates and membrane lipids, Nature Communications 2020, 11, 1455.

Christopher J. Rowlands, Florian Stroehl, Pedro P. V. Ramirez, Katharina M. Scherer, Clemens F. Kaminski. Flat-field super-resolution localization microscopy with a low-cost refractive beam-shaping element, Sci. Rep. 2018, 8:5630.

Jacopo Solari, Francois Anquez, Katharina M. Scherer, Thomas S. Shimizu. Bacterial chemoreceptor imaging at high spatiotemporal resolution using photoconvertible fluorescent proteins, Methods Mol Biol. 2018, 1729, 203-231.

Katharina M. Scherer, Jan-Hendrik Spille, Fabian Grein, Hans-Georg Sahl, Ulrich Kubitscheck. The lantibiotic nisin induces formation of large Lipid II aggregates causing membrane instability and vesicle budding, Biophys. J. 2015, 108, 1114-1124.

Jan-Hendrik Spille, Tim P. Kaminski, Katharina Scherer, Jennifer S. Rinne, Alexander Heckel, Ulrich Kubitscheck. Extended, sensitive and fast 3D-tracking of single molecules and RNA particles in living tissue, Nucleic Acids Res. 2014, pii: gku1194.

Katharina Scherer, Imke Wiedemann, Corinna Ciobanasu, Hans-Georg Sahl, Ulrich Kubitscheck, Aggregates of nisin with various bactoprenol-containing cell wall precursors differ in size and membrane permeation capacity, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2013, 1828, 2628-2636.

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Dr Katharina  Scherer

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