Prof. Dr. Helge Ewers

Prof. Dr. Helge Ewers

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Chemie und Biochemie
Thielallee 63
14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 838 60644

Research Area

Cell Biology, Biophysics

Position and Status

Professor of Membrane Biochemistry (W3)

Scholarships and awards

2011    Holcim Foundation Fellowship
2011    Pfizer Research Prize
2008    Hans-Heinrich-Niemann Prize for Dissertation
2007    FEBS Long-Term Fellowship, SNF Fellowship (declined)

Academic Education

04/2003 - 04/2007   PhD thesis with Ari Helenius at the Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
06/2002 - 03/2003   Diploma thesis with Bettina Winckler at Mount Sinaii School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
10/1997 - 06/2002   Study of Biochemistry at Universität Hannover


University Degrees

2007   Dr. sc. in Biochemistry, Department of Biology, ETH Zürich, Mentor: Ari Helenius



11/2014 -                 Professor of Membrane Biochemistry at Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
10/2013 - 10/2014   Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London, United Kingdom
06/2009 - 09/2013   Group leader at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
09/2007 - 05/2009   Post-doctoral research fellow with Daniel Choquet at CNRS UMR 5091, Bordeaux, France

  1. M. Mikhaylova, B. M. C. Cloin, K. Finan, R. van den Berg, J. Teeuw, M. M. Kijanka, M. Sokolowski, E. A. Katrukha, M. Maidorn, F. Opazo, L. Kapitein*, H. Ewers* (2015) Resolving bundled microtubules using anti-tubulin nanobodies. Nat Commun 6, 7933.
  2. C. Kaplan, B. Jing, C. M. Winterflood, A. A. Bridges, P. Occhipinti, J. Schmied, S. Grinhagens, T. Gronemeyer, P. Tinnefeld, A. S. Gladfelter, J. Ries and H. Ewers (2015) The absolute arrangement of subunits in cytoskeletal septin filaments in cells measured by fluorescence microscopy. Nano Lett, DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00693.
  3. E. Platonova, C. M. Winterflood, H. Ewers (2015) A simple method for GFP- and RFP-based dual color single molecule localization microscopy. ACS Chem. Biol. 10, 1411–1416.
  4. C. M. Winterflood, E. Platonova, D. Albrecht, H. Ewers (2015) Simple and robust dual color 3D superresolution microscopy by combined spectral-demixing and bi-plane imaging. Biophys J 2015, 109, 3–6.
  5. Winterflood C. and Ewers H. (2014) Single-molecule localization microscopy using mCherry ChemPhysChem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402423.
  6. Ries, J., Kaplan, C., Platonova, E., Eghlidi, H. and Ewers, H. (2012) A simple, versatile method for GFP-based single molecule localization microscopy via nanobodies. Nature Methods DOI 10.1038/NMETH.
  7. Schoen, I., Ries, J., Klotzsch, E., Vogel, V* and Ewers, H.* (2011) Binding-activated localization microscopy (BALM). Nano Letters 11, 4008-11.
  8. Ewers, H.*, Roemer, W.*, Smith, A.E., Bacia, K., Dmitrieff, S., Chai, W., Mancini, R., Kartenbeck, J., Chambon, V., Berland, L., Oppenheim, A., Schwarzmann, G., Feizi, T., Schwille, P., Sens, P., Johannes, L., and Helenius, A. (2010) SV40 binding to its receptor, GM1, induces membrane invagination, tubulation and infection. Nature Cell Biology. 12(1) 11-8.
  9. Kukura, P., Ewers, H., Muller, C., Renn, A., Helenius, A. and Sandoghdar, V. (2009) High-speed nanoscopic tracking of the position and orientation of a single virus. Nature Methods. 6 (12), 923-7.
  10. Fiolka, R., Belyaev, Y., Ewers, H. & Stemmer, A. (2008) Even illumination in total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy using laser light. Microscopy Research and Technique. 71, 45-50.