Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1994
    University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in microbiology (Mag. rer. nat.)

  • 1994 – 1998
    University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Medicine: doctoral studies

  • 1998
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr rer. nat.) in molecular biology

  • 1999 – 2001
    University assistant, Institute for Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Innsbruck

  • 2001 – 2004
    Postdoc, Section of Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego, USA

  • 2004 – 2008
    University assistant, Institute for Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Innsbruck

  • 2008

  • Since 2008
    Adjunct university professor, Innsbruck Medical University

Selected publications

  • Alexiadis, V., Lusser, A., Kadonaga, J.T. (2004): A conserved N-terminal motif in Rad54 is important for chromatin remodeling and homologous strand pairing. In: J Biol Chem. 279:27824-27829

  • Lusser, A., Kadonaga, J.T.(2004): Strategies for the reconstitution of chromatin. In: Nat Methods 1:19-26

  • Lusser, A., Urwin, D.L., Kadonaga, J.T.(2005): Distinct Activities of CHD1 and ACF in ATP-dependent Chromatin Assembly. In: Nat Struct Mol Biol 12(2):160-166.

  • Konev, A.Y, Tribus, M., Podhraski, V., Park, S.Y., Lim, C.Y., Emelyanov, A.V., Vershilova, E., Pirrotta, V., Kadonaga, J.T., Lusser*, A., Fyodorov*, D.V.(2007): The CHD1 motor protein is required for deposition of histone H3.3 into chromatin in vivo. In: Science 317(5841): 1087-1090. *co-corresponding authors

  • Morettini, S., Podhraski, V., Lusser, A. (2008): ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes and their Various Roles in Cell Cycle Control. Front Biosci, May 1: 5522-5532.

  • Podhraski, V., Campo-Fernandez, B., Wörle, H., Piatti, P., Niederegger, H., Böck, G., Fyodorov, D.F., Lusser, A. (2010): CenH3/CID incorporation is not dependent on the chromatin assembly factor CHD1 in Drosophila. PLoS One 5: e10120.

  • Morettini S, Tribus M, Zeilner A, Sebald J, Campo-Fernandez B, Scheran G, Wörle H, Podhraski V, Fyodorov DV, Lusser A. (2011): The chromodomains of CHD1 are critical for enzymatic activity but less important for chromatin localization. In: Nuc. Acids Res. 39(8):3103-15

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Chromatin assembly: role of chromodomain protein CHD1 (Austrian Science Fund (FWF)-START)

  • The role of chromatin remodelling activities in female fertility and embryonic development (IFTZ-Innsbruck Medical University)

  • Chromatin remodelling in neurogenesis and neurological disease (FWF-SFB44)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellowship selection committee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • Member of the research advisory board, of the advisory board to the Vice-Rectorate for personnel, and of the Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) committee at Innsbruck Medical University


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