Niehrs group

Molecular Embryology


Christof Niehrs

Department of Molecular Embryology
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
INF 581
69120 Heidelberg

Phone:  +49-6221-424690
Fax:  +49-6221-424692

Research Summary

The Division of Molecular Embryology is studying mechanisms regulating cell differen-tiation. The aim is to characterize molecular mechanisms relevant for the formation of the body axis in frogs and mice. To this end, we are identifying developmental control genes and investigating how these are regulated and what their functions are. Our special interest is devoted to investigating the molecular characteristics of a region of the embryo called Spemann organizer. Another focus is the systematic analysis of gene activity during early embryonic development.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  Christoph Niehrs
Scientists:  Gary Davidson, Mathias Gierl, Andrei Glinka, Emil Karaulanov, Olga Kazanskaya, Bisei Ohkawara, Cristina Sirrenberg-Cruciat
PhD-Students:  Kristina Ellwanger, Wolfram Gruhn, Ya-Lin Huang, Malte Paulsen, Andrea Schäfer, Jinlong Shen, Lilian Sitter, Yuliya Sytnikova
Technicians:  Gabriele Döderlein, Ursula Fenger, Nicole Maltry, Carmen Reinhard, Katja Schwarzmeier, Peter Stannek
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Latest Revision: 2012-09-10
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