Dr. rer. nat. Zeynep Ökten
Ökten Group
Address: Physik-Department E22
Technische Universität München
James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching

Room: 2285

Phone: +49 89 289 - 128 85

E-mail: zoekten [at] ph.tum.de
Website: http://bio.ph.tum.de/home/dr-oekten/oekten-home.html

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

since 2012Independent group leader at theTechnische Universität München, Munich
Independent group leader at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
2006-2007Post-Doctoral studies with Prof. Manfred Schliwa, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich


2001-2005PhD thesis with Prof. Jim Spudich, Standford University, CA
1995-2000 Diploma studies in Chemistry, Freie
Universität Berlin

Awards and Grants

ERC Starter Grant "DissectIFT"
2011 DFG research grant within the
SFB863, “The evolution of kinesin-2 oligomerization and its
implications in force generation”
2009Friedrich-Baur Research Grant
2007Friedrich-Baur Research Grant
2006DFG research grant, "Elucidation of the basic working mechanism of heteromeric kinesins via single molecule optical trapping and single fluorophore localization"
2006BaCaTec Research Grant
2001Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowship
2000DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) award “for outstanding academic performance”


since 2012Member of the advisory board of the German Society for Cell Biology
since 2007American Association for the Advancement of Science membership