Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001
    Diploma Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

  • 2002
    Research Assistant, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

  • 2002 – 2005
    Ph.D., Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

  • 2006 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Braunschweig, Department of Biotechnology, Germany

  • 2008 – 2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Department of Biochemistry, USA

  • Since 2013
    Emmy-Noether-Junior-Groupleader, Heidelberg University, Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Germany

Selected publications

  • Aiptasia sp. larvae as a model to reveal mechanisms of symbiont selection in cnidarians. Wolfowicz, I., *Baumgarten, S.,*Voss, P.A., Hambleton, E.A., Voolstra, C.R., Hatta, M., Guse, A. Scientific Reports, 2016 Sep, doi:10.1038/srep32366

  • Development and symbiosis establishment in the cnidarian endosymbiosis model Aiptasia sp.. Bucher, M., Wolfowicz, I., Voss, P.A., Hambleton, E.A., Bucher, M., Guse, A., Scientific Reports, 2016 Jan, doi:10.1038/srep19867

  • Induction of gametogenesis in the cnidarian endosymbiosis model Aiptasia sp.., Grawunder, D., Hambleton, E.A., Bucher, M., Wolfowicz, I., Bechtoldt, N., Guse, A. Scientific Reports, 2015 Oct, doi:10.1038/srep15677

  • The genome of Aiptasia, a sea anemone model for coral symbiosis. Baumgarten, S., Simakov, O., Esherick, L.Y., Liew,Y.J., Lehnert,E.M., Michell, C.T, Li, Y., Hambleton, E.A, Guse, A., Oates, M.E., Gough, J., Weis, V.M., Aranda, M., Pringle, J.R., Voolstra, C.R. PNAS, 2015 Aug, 11893–11898

  • Hambleton, E.A.*, Guse, A.*, Pringle, J.R. Robust patterns of symbiosis specificity between Symbiodinium and the adults and larvae of Aiptasia. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2014 May 1;217 (1613-1619)

  • Miell, M.D.D, Fuller, C.J., Guse, A, Barysz, H.M, Downes, A., Owen-Hughes, T., Rappsilber, J., Straight, A.F., and Allshire, R.C. CENP-A confers a reduction in height on octameric nucleosomes. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 2013 Jun;20(6):763-5

  • Guse, A., Fuller, C.J., Straight, A.F. A cell free system for functional centromere and kinetochore assembly. Nature Protocols 2012 Sep 20; 7(10), 18471869.

  • Guse, A., Carroll, C.W., Moree, B., Fuller, C.J., Straight, A.F. (2011) In vitro centromere and kinetochore assembly on defined chromatin templates. Nature 2011 Aug 28;477(7364):354-8

  • Guse, A., Mishima, M., Glotzer, M. (2005). Phosphorylation of ZEN-4/MKLP1 by aurora B regulates completion of cytokinesis. Current Biology 2005 Apr 26;15(8):778-86

Complete list of publications

Media coverage

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    Portrait 'Forschen in der Fremde – Annika Guse, Stanford, Kalifornien' – 2010


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