There is no life with­out move­ment, at all lev­els of meta­zoan orga­ni­za­tion, from indi­vid­ual cells to the ani­mal form. Cells move using fil­a­ments that make up the so-called cytoskele­ton. You can learn more about how cells use the cytoskele­ton to move in the fol­low­ing tour of images and videos pro­duced in the Vic Small lab in Salzburg and Vienna.


Can con­tent from this site be used for teach­ing or pub­li­ca­tions?

The mate­r­ial on this web­site has been made freely avail­able for per­sonal use and teach­ing pur­poses on the under­stand­ing, in the lat­ter case, that the source is cited. Please refer to rel­e­vant pub­li­ca­tions where applic­a­ble. Per­mis­sions for the use of any images or videos for pub­li­ca­tion pur­poses should be directed to Dr J.V. Small and to the rel­e­vant Jour­nal, where applic­a­ble.

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Revi­sion of this site in 2013 was per­formed by Guenter Resch, Maria Nemethova and J. Vic­tor Small.

Sci­en­tific Con­tri­bu­tions

Mate­r­ial from other labs on this site has been kindly pro­vided by the fol­low­ing col­leagues:


The per­mis­sion of Ian Lamswood, Leica Microsys­tems Vienna, to use mate­r­ial about the Leica EM GP in the chap­ter on “Immer­sion Freez­ing” is being appre­ci­ated.


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Medi­en­in­haber, Her­aus­ge­ber, Redak­tion:

Dr. J. Vic­tor Small
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