Dr. Florian Wilfling

Florian WilflingIndependent Max Planck Research Group Leader

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt/Main, Germany


Research Positions

Project Leader with Prof. Brenda Schulman and Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Graduate Researcher with Prof. Tobias Walther at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA


Honors and Awards

ERC Starting Grant, IntrinsicReceptors

Junior Scientists’ Publication Award, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

EMBO Long-Term Fellowship

Fellow of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fond


Selected papers

1. How membrane contact sites shape the phagophore. Capitanio C, Bieber A, Wilfling F. Contact 2023, DOI: 10.1177/25152564231162495

2. In situ snapshots along a mammalian selective autophagy pathway. Li M, Tripathi-Giesgen I, Schulman BA, Baumeister W, Wilfling F. PNAS 2023, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2221712120

3. In situ structural analysis reveals membrane shape transitions during autophagosome formation. Bieber A, Capitanio C, Erdmann PS, Fiedler F, Beck F, Lee CW, Li D, Hummer G, Schulman BA, Baumeister W, Wilfling F. PNAS 2022, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2209823119

4. A selective autophagy pathway for phase separated endocytic protein deposits. Wilfling F, Lee CW, Erdmann PS, Zheng Y, Dawafuti S, Jentsch S, Pfander B, Schulman BA, Baumeister W. Molecular Cell 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2020.10.030

5. Selective autophagy degrades nuclear pore complexes. Lee CW, Wilfling F, Ronchi P, Allegretti M, Mosalaganti S, Jentsch S, Beck M, Pfander B. Nature Cell Biology 2020, DOI: 10.1038/s41556-019-0459-2.