Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • 1994 – 1997
    Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley, Laboratory of Dr. Jasper Rine

  • 1997 – 2004
    Independent Junior Group Leader, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

  • 2004 – 2005
    Professor of Genetics, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

  • 2005 – 2013
    Professor of Genetics, Universität Duisburg-Essen

  • since 2013
    Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Selected publications

  • Samel A, Cuomo A, Bonaldi T, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE (2012) Methylation of CenH3 arginine 37 regulates kinetochore integrity and chromosome segregation. PNAS 109(23):9029-34

  • Ehrentraut S, Hassler M, Oppikofer M, Kueng S, Weber JM, Mueller JW, Gasser SM, Ladurner AG, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE (2011) Structural basis for the role of the Sir3 AAA+ domain in silencing: interaction with Sir4 and unmethylated histone H3K79. Genes Dev 25(17):1835-46.

  • Ehrentraut S, Weber JM, Dybowski JN, Hoffmann D, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE (2010) Rpd3-dependent boundary formation at telomeres by removal of Sir2 substrate. PNAS 107(12):5522-7

  • Irlbacher H, Franke J, Manke T, Vingron M, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE (2005) Control of replication initiation and heterochromatin formation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by a regulator of meiotic gene expression. Genes Dev 19(15):1811-22

  • Heise F, Chung HR, Weber JM, Xu Z, Klein-Hitpass L, Steinmetz LM, Vingron M, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE (2012) Genome-wide H4 K16 acetylation by SAS-I is deposited independently of transcription and histone exchange. Nucleic Acids Res 40(1):65-74

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of grants committee (Fachkollegium), German Research Foundation (DFG, since 2012)

  • Advisory Board Member, German Genetics Society (Gesellschaft für Genetik)

  • Associate Member, Epigenesys EU Network of Excellence

  • Speaker of Graduate Research Training Program (GRK1431)

  • Reviewer for German Research Foundation (DFG), European Research Council (ERC), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), CNRS, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), The Wellcome Trust, National Science Foundation (NSF), Humboldt Foundation, Netherlands Organziation of Scientific Research (NWO)


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