Short CV/Education and training

  • 2016
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2014 – 2015
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Mats Sundin Fellowship in Developmental Health, Departments of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2011 – 2013
    Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Montreal, Canada

Selected publications

  • Collier AJ*, Panula S*, Schell JP, Chovanec P, Plaza Reyes A, Petropoulos P, Corcoran AE, Walker R, Douagi I, Lanner F, Rugg-Gunn PJ. Comprehensive Cell Surface Protein Profiling Identifies Novel Markers of Human Naïve and Primed Pluripotent States. *equal contribution. Cell Stem Cell 2017 June 1; 20(6):874-890 (IF 23.39)

  • Hildebrand S, Hultin S, Subramani A, Petropoulos S, Cao X, Mpindi J, Kalloniemi O, Johansson S, Lanner F*, Holmgren L*. Amotl2 Controls Trophectoderm Cell Morphology in Mammalian Blastocysts. *equal contribution. Accepted Scientific Reports 2017. (IF 4.85)

  • Posfai E, Petropoulos S, Barros F, Schell JP, Sandber R, Lanner F, Rossant J. Position- and Hippo-signaling-dependent plasticity of the developing inner cell mass and trophectoderm lineages in the mouse. ELife 2017 Feb 22;6. pii: e22906. (IF 7.73)

  • Bloise E*, Petropoulos S*, Iqbal M, Kostaki A, Ortiga-Carvalho TM, Gibb W, Matthews SG. Acute Effects of Viral Exposure on Disposition of P-glycoprotein Substrates in the Fetal Brain. *equal contribution. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 2017; 41(3):1044-1050. (IF 5.10)

  • Jouhilahti EM*, Madissoon E*, Vesterlund L, Töhönen V, Krjutškov K, Reyes AP, Petropoulos S, Månsson R, Linnarsson S, Burglin T, Lanner F, Hovatta O, Katayama S, Kere J. The human PRD-like homeobox gene has a central role in embryo genome activation. *equal contribution. Development. 2016 Oct 1; 143(19):3459-3469. (IF 6.10)

  • Chen G, Schell JP, Benitez JA*, Petropoulos S*, Reinius B, Yilmaz M, Alekseenko Z, Shi L, Hedlund E, Lanner F, Sandberg R, Deng Q. Single-cell analyses of X-chromosome inactivation dynamics and pluripotency gene program during differentiation. *equal contribution. Genome Research. 2016 Oct; 26(10):1342-1354. (IF 11.35)

  • Madissoon E, Jouhilahti EM, Vesterlund L, Töhönen V, Krjutškov K, Petropoulos S, Einarsdottir E, Linnarsson S, Lanner F, Månsson R, Hovatta O, Bürglin TR, Katayama S, Kere J. PRD-like homeodomain transcription factors regulate genes involved in human preimplantation development. Scientific Reports. 2016 July 14; 6:28995. (IF 4.85)

  • Petropoulos S*, Edsgärd D*, Reinus B*, Deng Q, Panula S, Codeluppi S, Plaza Reyes A, Linnarsson S, Sandberg R‡, Lanner F‡. Single-Cell RNA-seq Reveal Lineage Segregation and X-chromosome Inactivation in Human Preimplantation Embryos. *,‡equal contribution. Cell. 2016 May 5; 165(4):1012-26. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.03.023. [Epub 2016 April 7] (IF 30.41)

  • Petropoulos S, Panula S, Schell JP, Lanner F. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing: Revealing human preimplantation development, pluripotency and germ cell development. Journal of Internal Medicine. Epub ahead of print. April 2016. (Invited Review Article). (IF 6.06)

  • Zhang H*, Panula S*, Petropoulos S, Edsgärd D, Busayavalasa K, Liu L, Li X, Risal S, Shen Y, Shao J, Liu M, Li S, Zhang D, Zhang X, Gerner RR, Sheikhi M, Damdimopoulou P, Sandberg S, Douagi I, Gustafsson JA, Liu L, Lanner F, Hovatta O, § and Liu K§. No DDX4-expressing functional oogonial stem cells in adult human and mouse ovaries. * §equal contribution. Nature Medicine. 2015 Oct;21(10):1116-8. (IF 32.26)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swedish Society for Medical Research grant reviewer, 2017

  • Canadian Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, since 2016

  • International Society for Stem Cell Research, since 2015

  • Society for Reproductive Investigation 2008, since 2012

  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, since 2008

  • Endocrine Society, 2008

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