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Annette Neubüser


Lab: Prof. Dr. Annette Neubüser
Department: Department of Biology I
Phone: 203 2917
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BIOSS Excellence Cluster: Member
PhD positions available: YES
Research Area: Developmental Biology
Research Interests: -Molecular mechanisms of craniofacial development
-Development of the sensory placodes
-Feather development


Education & Training: 1987-1992: Study of Chemistry (Biochemistry), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
1993-1995: Dr. rer. nat., Developmental Biology, MPI Immunobiology Freiburg, Germany, GSF-Research Center, Munich, Germany, Ludwigs-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany
Employment & Experience: 1996-1998: Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Gail R. Martin, Ph.D. Dept. of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco,
1998-2003: Group leader at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
2003-present: Associate Professor (C3) in Developmental Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
Scientific Activities: 2000: Co-organizer of the 11. International IMP Spring Conference "From Development to Molecular Medicine", Vienna
2004-present: Member, German Society of Developmental Biology
2005-present: Spokesperson of the Graduiertenkolleg 1104


Honors and Awards:

1993: Steinhofer Award for the diploma thesis
1993: Boehringer Ingelheim short-term fellowship to visit the course "Experimental Genetics of the Laboratory Mouse" at the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
1994: Boehringer Ingelheim short-term fellowship to visit the course "Embryology: Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression in Early Development" at the MBL, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
1994: Doktoranden Preis (Ph.D.-Students' Award) of the Hoechst AG
1997: Award for the best Ph.D. thesis by the VdFF of the GSF
1996-1998: Postdoctoral fellowship of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)


Selected Publications:
Mandler, M. and Neubüser, A. (2004). FGF signalling is required for initiation of feather placode development. Development 131, 3333-3343.  Abstract

Bobola, N., Carapuço, M., Ohnemus, S., Kanzler, B., Leibbrandt, A., Neubüser, A., Drouin, J., and Mallo, M. (2003). Mesenchymal patterning by Hoxa2 requires blocking FGF-dependent activation of Ptx1, Development 130,3403-3414. Abstract

Novatchkova, M., Leibbrandt, A., Werzowa, J., Neubüser, A., and Eisenhaber, F. (2003). The STIR domain superfamily in signal transduction, development and immunity. Trends Biochem Sci. 28, 226-9 Abstract

Bouchard, M., Souabni, A., Mandler, M., Neubüser, A., and Busslinger, M. (2002). Nephric lineage specification by Pax2 and Pax8. Genes Dev. 16, 2958-2970. Abstract

Firnberg, N. and Neubüser, A. (2002). FGF signaling regulates expression of Tbx2, Erm, Pea3, and Pax3 in the early nasal region. Dev. Biol 247, 237-250. Abstract

Mandler, M. and Neubüser, A. (2001). FGF signaling is necessary for the specification of the odontogenic mesenchyme. Dev. Biol. 240, 548-559. Abstract

Minowada, G., Jarvis, L.A., Chi, C.L., Neubüser, A., Sun, X., Hacohen, N., Krasnow, M.A. and Martin, G. (1999). Vertebrate Sprouty genes are induced by FGF signaling and can cause chondrodysplasia when overexpressed. Development 126, 4465-4475. Abstract

Peters, H., Neubüser, A., Kratochwil, K. and Balling, R. (1998). Pax9-deficient mice lack pharyngeal pouch derivatives and teeth and exhibit craniofacial and limb abnormalities. Genes Dev. 12, 2735-2747. Abstract

Sander, M., Neubüser, A., Kalamaras, J., Hooi, E.C., Martin, G.R. and German, M.S. (1997). Sey mutation in mice reveals a role for Pax6 in pancreatic islet formation and hormon gene expression. Genes Dev., 11, 1662-1673. Abstract

Neubüser, A., Peters, H., Balling, R. and Martin, G. (1997). Antagonistic interactions between FGF and BMP signaling pathways: a mechanism for positioning the sites of tooth formation. Cell, 90, 247-255. Abstract

SGBM PhD students

SGBM PhD students:


Track 1:
Rebekka Goetz (08/2007 - 07/2012)

Track 2:
Bernhard Saeger (01/2007 - 07/2011)

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