Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke

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08/2020 New ERC-Funded Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroscience available!
Apply before October 15th 2020 via e-mail to:


05/2020 Linda’s paper on “Rab35-regulated lipid turnover by myotubularins represses mTORC1 activity and controls myelin growth” is now online at Nature Communications. Congrats to Linda and her collaborators for all the hard work to complete this study that may also offer first treatment options for CMT patients!

05/2020 Tania’s paper on “"Endocytic regulation of cellular ion homeostasis controls lysosome biogenesis" is accepted in Nature Cell Biology. Congrats to Tania!

04/2020 Feldberg Prize Lecture Volker Haucke at LMB Cambridge, UK
01/2020 Haibin's paper appeared advance online in JBC! See:Phosphatidylinositol 3,4-bisphosphate synthesis and turnover are spatially segregated in the endocytic pathway.

01/2020 Marta's new paper on Spermidine in Brain Aging is out!!Spermidine protects from age-related synaptic alterations at hippocampal mossy fiber-CA3 synapses.

01/2020 Maria´s paper on the role of intersection in release site clearance now published in Cell Reports
11/2019 Martin´s paper on FCHo2 control on clathrin-coated pit growth and stability now published in Science Advances
Alex´ and Phillip´s study on the regulation of PI3KC2beta during nutrient signaling now out in Nature Cell Biology






































































Department Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology (Volker Haucke)

Welcome to the Volker Haucke department!

In the Haucke laboratory we aim to understand how cellular membranes and membrane-enclosed compartments dynamically exchange materials between them and its implications for cell signaling in health and disease. Our main focus is on the endocytic and endolysosomal system that we study in genome-engineered cell lines and in nerve cells or tissue. The laboratory uses a broad range of techniques including biochemical and molecular biology approaches, super-resolution light and electron microscopy, chemical biology and screening technology, electrophysiology as well as genetic and genome engineering at the cellular or organismic levels in vivo.
The overarching goal of these studies is to provide a mechanistic understanding of the assembly of protein-lipid scaffolds that support exo-endocytosis coupling and endolysosomal functions, and to use this know-how to develop novel strategies for pharmacological or genetic interference. Our studies thereby provide important and novel insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying a broad range of diseases, including epilepsy, neurodegeneration, lysosomal disorders, myopathies and cancer.

Research within the Haucke lab can be grossly divided into two major topics:

(1)    The formation and maintenance of the presynaptic compartment and its role in synaptic neurotransmission, and

(2)    The regulation of membrane homeostasis and cell signaling in the endolysosomal system by phosphoinositides and phosphoinositide-metabolizing enzymes.


Prof. Dr. Volker Haucke

CV Volker Haucke


How to become a Haucke lab member

We always seek interested and highly motivated postdocs and master or PhD students! Please apply directly by sending an email including your CV and a letter of motivation to haucke(at)

Current vacancies include:

Video presentation of the lab's research focus: Volker Haucke explaining endosomal recycling

Video portrait of the department (in German only)

Video presentation of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network: Phd - PI3K biology in health and disease

The Department also hosts the research group of


Prof. Dr. Michael Krauß
Small GTPases in Membrane Traffic

Read more about the Krauß Lab here!

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FMP)
Campus Berlin-Buch
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