Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1991
    Studies in Biology, Universities of Ulm and Munich

  • 1991
    Diploma in Biology (on the regulation of the Drosophila pair-rule gene hairy), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 1991 – 1996
    Ph.D. studies (on the role of the Drosophila gap-gene Krüppel (Kr) and on the identification of potential Kr-target genes) with Dr. Herbert Jäckle at the Max-Planck Insitute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

  • 1996
    Ph.D. rer. nat. in Genetics, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 1996 – 2002
    Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA with Dr. Cliff Tabin

  • Since 2002
    Group leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 7, 1030 Vienna, Austria

  • 2010
    Habilitation ("Signaling Pathways in Vertebrate Skeletogenesis") in Developmental Biology and Genetics at the University of Vienna, Austria

Selected publications

  • Lyashenko, N., Winter, M., Migliorini, D., Biechele, T., Moon. R., and Hartmann, C. (2011). Differential requirement for the dual functions of β-catenin in embryonic stem cell self-renewal and germ layer differentiation. Nat. Cell Biol, 7, 753-761.

  • Hartmann, C. (2006). A Wnt canon orchestrating osteoblastogenesis. Review in: Trends in Cell Biol. 16, 151-158.

  • Später, D, Hill, T.P., O'Sullivan, R.J., Gruber, M., Conner, D.A., and Hartmann, C. (2006). Wnt9a signaling is required to maintain joint integrity and regulates Ihh expression during chondrogenesis. Development, 133, 3039-3049.

  • Hill, T. P., Später, D., Taketo, M. M., Birchmeier, W., and Hartmann, C. (2005). Canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling prevents osteoblasts from differentiating into chondrocytes. Dev. Cell 8, 727-38.

  • Hartmann, C., and Tabin, C. J. (2001). Wnt-14 plays a pivotal role in inducing synovial joint formation in the developing appendicular skeleton. Cell 104, 341-51.

  • Hartmann, C., and Tabin, C. J. (2000). Dual roles of Wnt signaling during chondro-genesis in the chicken limb. Development 127, 3141-59.


Selected projects

Research Topics:

  • Vertebrate skeletogenesis

  • Wnt-signaling

  • embryonic stem cells

  • skeletal lineage differentiation

  • role of β-catenin in signaling versus cell-adhesion

  • limb and tooth development

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Reviewer for the following journals:

  • Cell

  • Developmental Cell

  • Genes and Development

  • PNAS

  • PLoS One

  • PLoS Genetics

  • PLoS Medicine

  • Trends in Cell Biology

  • Development

  • Journal of Cell Biology

  • Journal of Cell Science

  • Developmental Biology

  • Developmental Dynamics

  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

  • Journal of Biological Chemistry

  • Journal of Cellular Physiology

  • Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • Journal of Differentiation

  • Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

  • BioMedCentral

  • Arthritis Research and Therapy

  • American Journal of Physiology

Grant reviewer for:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany

  • German-Israeli Foundation (GIF) for Scientific Research and Development

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

  • March of Dimes, USA

  • Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), Singapore

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

  • Arthritis Research (ARC), UK

  • Medical Research Council (MRC), UK

  • Agency of National Research (ANR), France

  • City of Paris – Proposals in medical research and health, France

  • Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

Editorial activities:

  • Scientific Editor of European Cells and Material Journal (eCM)

  • Editorial Board Member of Developmental Biology Journal

  • Advisory Board Member of Faculty 1000

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