Kurt Schmoller: Cell and Organelle Size Control


Padovani F, Mairhoermann B, Falter-Braun P, Lengefeld J, Schmoller KM, Cell-ACDC: a user-friendly toolset embedding state-of-the-art neural networks for segmentation, tracking and cell cycle annoations of live-cell imaging data, bioRxiv, doi: doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.28.46219

Swaffer MP,  Kim J, Chandler-Brown D, Langhinrichs M,  Marinov GK, Greenleaf WJ, Kundaje A, Schmoller KM, Skotheim JM, Transcriptional and chromatin-based partitioning mechanisms uncouple protein scaling from cell size, Molecular Cell, 81, 1-15

Claude K-L, Bureik D, Chatzitheodoridou D, Adarska P, Singh A, Schmoller KM, Transcription coordinates histone amounts and genome content, Nature Communications, 12, 4202


Kukhtevich IV, Lohrberg N, Padovani F, Schneider R, Schmoller KM (2020) Cell size sets the diameter of the budding yeast contractile ring, Nature Communications, 11, 2952

Schmoller KM*, Lanz MC*, Kim J, Koivomagi M, Qu Y, Tang C, Kukhtevich IV, Schneider R, Rudolf F, Moreno DF, Aldea M, Lucena R, Kellogg D, Skotheim JM (2020) Whi5 is diluted and protein synthesis does not dramatically increase in pre-Start G1, bioRxiv

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Schmoller KM (2017) The phenomenology of cell size control, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 49, 53-58

Chandler-Brown D*, Schmoller KM*, Winetraub Y, Skotheim JM (2017) The Adder Phenomenon Emerges from Independent Control of Pre- and Post-Start Phases of the Budding Yeast Cell Cycle, Current Biology, 27 (18), 2774-2783. e3

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Schmoller KM, Turner JJ, Kõivomägi M, Skotheim JM(2015), Dilution of the cell cycle inhibitor Whi5 controls budding-yeast cell size, Nature, 526, 268-272

Schmoller KM, Skotheim JM. (2015) The biosynthetic basis of cell size control, Trends Cell Biol, 25(12) 793-802


N. Elkhatib, M.B. Neu, C. Zensen,  K.M. Schmoller, D. Louvard, A.R. Bausch, T. Betz and D. Matic Vignjevic (2014), Fascin Plays a Role in Stress Fiber Organization and Focal Adhesion Disassembly, Current Biology, 24, 1-8


M.J. Unterberger, K.M. Schmoller, C. Wurm, A.R. Bausch and G.A. Holzapfel (2013), Viscoelasticity of cross-linked actin networks: Experimental tests, mechanical modelling and finite-element analysis, Acta Biomaterialia, 9, 7343-7353

M.J. Unterberger, K.M. Schmoller, A.R. Bausch and G.A. Holzapfel (2013), A new approach to model cross-linked actin networks: Multi-scale continuum formulation and computational analysis, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 22, 95-114

C.J. Cyron, K.W. Müller, K.M. Schmoller, A.R. Bausch, W.A. Wall and R.F. Bruinsma (2013), Equilibrium phase diagram of semi-flexible polymer networks with linkers, EPL, 102, 38003

V. Schaller, K.M. Schmoller, E. Karaköse, B. Hammerich, M. Maier and A.R. Bausch (2013), Crosslinking proteins modulate the self-organization of driven systems, Soft Matter, 9, 7229-7233


S. Köhler, K.M. Schmoller, A.H. Crevenna and A.R. Bausch (2012), Regulating Contractility of the Actomyosin Cytoskeleton by pH, Cell Reports, 2, 433-439

K.M. Schmoller, S. Köhler, A.H. Crevenna, R. Wedlich-Söldner and A.R. Bausch (2012), Modulation of cross-linked actin networks by pH, Soft Matter, 8, 9685-9690 


T. Sitar, J. Gallinger, A.M. Ducka, T.P. Ikonen, M. Wohlhoefler, K.M. Schmoller, A.R. Bausch, P. Joel, K.M. Trybus, A.A. Noegel, M. Schleicher, R. Huber and T.A. Holak (2011), Molecular architecture of the Spire-actin nucleus and its implication for actin filament assembly, PNAS, 108, 19575-19850

K.M. Schmoller, T. Niedermayer, C. Zensen, C. Wurm and A.R. Bausch (2011), Fragmentation is Crucial for the Steady-State Dynamics of Actin Filaments, Biophysical Journal, 101, 803-808

K.M. Schmoller, C. Semmrich and A.R. Bausch (2011), Slow down of actin depolymerisation by cross-linking molecules, Journal of Structural Biology, 173, 350-357


K.M. Schmoller, P. Fernandez, R.C Arevalo, D.L. Blair and A.R. Bausch (2010), Cyclic Hardening in Bundled Actin Networks, Nature Communications, 1, 134


O. Lieleg, K.M. Schmoller, K.R. Purdy Drew, M.M.A.E. Claessens, C. Semmrich, L. Zheng, J.R. Bartles and A.R. Bausch (2009), Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin Networks Formed by Espin or Pathologically Relevant Espin Mutants, ChemPhysChem, 10, 2813-2817

K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg, and A.R. Bausch (2009), Structural and Viscoelastic Properties of Actin/Filamin Networks: Cross-linked versus Bundled Networks, Biophysical Journal, 97, 83-89

O. Lieleg, K.M.Schmoller, C.J. Cyron, Y. Luan, W.A. Wall and A.R. Bausch (2009), Structural Polymorphism in Heterogeneous Cytoskeletal Networks, Soft Matter, 5, 1796-1803


K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg, and A.R. Bausch (2008), Cross-linking molecules modify composite actin networks independenty, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 118102

K.M. Schmoller, O. Lieleg, and A.R. Bausch (2008), Internal stress in kinetically trapped actin bundle networks, Soft Matter, 4, 2365-2367