Britta Eickholt is Professor for ‘Molecular Biology and Biochemistry’ at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin. After a PhD in Biochemistry from Guy’s Hospital / King’s College London in 1998, she carried out a postdoc at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Biology in London. This is also where she started her own laboratory in 2001. The research in the Eickholt lab broadly focuses on the cellular mechanism controlling the development, maturation and maintenance of neurons and astrocytes in the brain. Her lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand how neurons and astrocyte establish and modify their complex shapes in the healthy brain and during disease or injury. Her main expertise centers on spatial and temporal control of signaling events and cytoskeleton dynamics.