Dr. Charlotta Funaya

Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF)
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 345
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221-54-6365


electron microscopy, electron tomography, correlative light and electron microscopy methods

2015–present Staff scientist at Electron Microscopy Core Facility, Heidelberg University
2006-2015 Technical officer at Electron Microscopy Core Facility, EMBL, Heidelberg
2001-2003 PostDoc, Department of Molecular Biodynamics, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo
1999-2001 PostDoc, Department of  Biology, ICU, Tokyo, Japan
1998 PostDoc, Department of Microbiology, Regensburg University, Germany
1992-1997 PhD in Plant physiology at Stockholm University, Sweden

Klaus S, Binder P, Kim J, Machado M, Funaya C, Schaaf V, Klaschka D, Kudulyte A, Cyrklaff M, Laketa V, Höfer T, Guizetti J, Becker NB, Frischknecht F, Schwarz US, Ganter M (2022). Asynchronous nuclear cycles in multinucleated Plasmodium falciparum facilitate rapid proliferation. Sci Adv. 2022 Apr;8(13):eabj5362. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abj5362. Epub 2022 Mar 30. PMID: 35353560.

Kehrer J, Formaglio P, Muthinja JM, Weber S, Baltissen D, Lance C, Ripp J, Grech J, Meissner M, Funaya C, Amino R, Frischknecht F (2022). Plasmodium sporozoite disintegration during skin passage limits malaria parasite transmission. EMBO Rep. (2022) 23:e54719. https://doi.org/ 10.15252/embr.202254719

Simon CS, Funaya C, Bauer J, Voβ Y, Machado M, Penning A, Klaschka D, Cyrklaff M, Kim J, Ganter M, Guizetti J (2021). An extended DNA-free intranuclear compartment organizes centrosome microtubules in malaria parasites. Life science alliance, 4(11), e202101199

Schäfer JA, Schessner JP, Bircham PW, Tsuji T, Funaya C, Pajonk O, Schaeff K, Ruffini G, Papagiannidis D, Knop M, Fujimoto T, Schuck S (2020). ESCRT machinery mediates se-lective microautophagy of endoplasmic reticulum in yeast. EMBO J. 39(2):e102586

Lee JY, Cortese M, Haselmann U, Tabata K, Romero-Brey I, Funaya C, Schieber NL, Qi-ang Y, Bartenschlager M, Kallis S, Ritter C, Rohr K, Schwab Y, Ruggieri A, Bartenschlager R (2019). Spatiotemporal Coupling of the Hepatitis C Virus Replication Cycle by Creating a Lipid Droplet- Proximal Membranous Replication Compartment. Cell Rep. 27(12):3602-3617

Hata S, Pastor Peidro A, Panic M, Liu P, Atorino E, Funaya C, Jäkle U, Pereira G, Schiebel E (2019). The balance between KIFC3 and EG5 tetrameric kinesins controls the onset of mitotic spindle assembly. Nat Cell Biol. 21(9):1138-1151

Fratini, M, Wiegand, T, Funaya, C, Jiang, Z, Shah, P, Spatz, J P, Cavalcanti-Adam, E A, & Boulant, S (2018). Surface Immobilization of Viruses and Nanoparticles Elucidates Early Events in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis. ACS infectious diseases, 4(11), 1585–1600

Cortese M, Goellner S, Acosta EG, Neufeldt CJ, Oleksiuk O, Lampe M, Haselmann U, Funaya C, Schieber N, Ronchi P, Schorb M, Pruunsild P, Schwab Y, Chatel-Chaix L, Ruggieri A, Bartenschlager R (2017). Ultrastructural characterization of Zika virus replica-tion factories. Cell Rep. 18(9):2113-2123

Amaral N, Vendrell A, Funaya C, Idrissi FZ, Maier M, Kumar A, Neurohr G, Colomina N, Torres-Rosell J, Geli MI, Mendoza M (2016). The Aurora-B-dependent NoCut checkpoint prevents damage of anaphase bridges after DNA replication stress. Nat Cell Biol. 18(5):516-26

Grippa A, Buxó L, Mora G, Funaya C, Idrissi FZ, Mancuso F, Gomez R, Muntanyà J, Sabidó E, Carvalho P (2015). The seipin complex Fld/Ldb16 stabilizes ER-lipid droplet contact sites. J Cell Biol. 211(4):829-844

Foresti O, Rodriguez-Vaello V, Funaya C, Carvalho P (2014). Quality control of inner nu-clear membrane proteins by the Asi complex. Science. 346(6210):751-755

Funaya C, Samarasinghe S, Pruggnaller S, Ohta M, Connolly Y, Müller J, Murakami H, Grallert A, Yamamoto M, Smith D, Antony C, Tanaka K (2012). Transient structure asso-ciated with the spindle pole body directs meiotic microtubule reorganization in S. pombe. Curr Biol. 22(7):562-574

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