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Dipl.-Biochem. Benjamin König

Originally from Berlin, Benni studied Biochemistry at the Freie Universität. In his diploma thesis in the AG Freund at the FU Berlin, he used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to knock-out splicing factors in mammalian cancer cell lines. 2015 Benni joined the AG Stauber to study the role of ion transport in fundamental cell biological processes.



PhD student

Thielallee 63
Room 129
14915 Berlin
Original Publications
  • König B, Hao Y, Schwartz S, Plested AJR and Stauber T (2019) A FRET sensor of C-terminal movement reveals VRAC activation by plasma membrane DAG signaling rather than ionic strength. Elife, 8: e45421. doi: 10.7554/eLife.45421


Reviews and Editorials
  • Chen L, König B, Liu T, Pervaiz S, Razzaque YS and Stauber T (2019) More than just a pressure relief valve: physiological roles of volume-regulated LRRC8 anion channels. Biol Chem. 400:1481-1496. doi: 10.1515/hsz-2019-0189

  • König B and Stauber T (2019) Biophysics and structure-function relationships of LRRC8-formed volume-regulated anion channels. Biophys J, 116:1185-1193. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2019.02.014.


Book Chapters
  • König B, von Kleist L and Stauber T (2017). Measurement of lysosomal ion homeostasis by fluorescence microscopy. In Sanches J, Seruca R and Suri J (eds) Imaging and biological quantification, pp. 259-278.